Pierre Alechinsky is a painter and engraver, he was born in belgium in 1927 and works and lives in France since 1951. From 1948 to 1951, Pierre Alechinsky is part of the Cobra movement, wanting to free the artistic act after the war. Pierre Alechinksy creates a synthesis between modern expression and Chinese and Japanese calligraphy techniques. In his sometimes eclectic works (urban furniture, interior design, mural pieces…) the artist uses different mediums, such as ceramics in the Fondation Maeght workshop in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, or since 1975, at the Manufacture nationale de Sèvres, for which he often creates original décors, for Diane plates.
Born in Strasbourg (France) in 1886, he was a painter, a sculptor and a poet. He cofounded the Dada movement in 1916 in Zurich (Switzerland). He died in Bale (Switzerland) in 1966.
Born in 1929 and deceased in 1999 in Paris. He was an internationally-known painter. He also was sculptor and illustrator of books written by Francis Ponge, Michel Déon, Julien Gracq...
Born in Konkoping (Sweden) in 1937 and died in Paris in 2002. He was a painter, sculptor and illustrator.
Jim Dine was born in 1935 in Cincinnatti (Ohio, US). Jim Dine is a representative of the american pop art.
Joe Downing was born in 1925 in Tompkinsville (Kentucky, US) and died in 2007 in Ménerbes (France). Joe Downing was a painter.
In Europe’s artistic scene, Philippe Favier is an example of a singular practice which has no real equivalent. Born in 1957, he has, since the 1980's, produced paintings where the motif becomes a simple ornamentation of a wider whole, without visible hierarchy and without any particular construction apart from the fact that it creates an off-camera, both physical and mental. There is in this artist, the idea that art should, above all, activate imagination. To achieve this he does not hesitate to introduce fascinating little figures, sometimes multiplied to infinity. Using the theme of vanities, death and skeletons, he fills his pages with ordinary but surprising objects that alternate with intriguing otherworld images. The important point for him, is that the book, the images, the story-path, are to be read and deciphered. The work is a synthesis between the pages full of crypto glyphs, and the page after-page succession of possible readings. Philippe Favier builds impossible works, without beginning, without end, without orientation, without any destination other than to lead us into unsuspected depths in our imagination. Time stretches, lengthens to infinity, takes different forms according to how we read.
Fance Franck was born in 1931 in Montgomery (Alabama, US). Fance Franck died in 2008 in Paris. Fance Franck met the ceramist Francine Del Pierre in 1956. She takes back her workshop in 1968, when Francine Del Pierre died.
Emile Gilioli was born in 1911 and died in 1977 in Paris. He was a French sculptor.
Born in 1926, he got married in 1946. Between 1944 and 1949, he was a figurative painter, an industrial from 1948 until 1975. He was a member of the G.R.A.V. bewteen 1960 and 1968. Since 1950, he is an abstract painter.
Was born in innsbrück, austria in 1917, in 1939 he graduated in architecture from politecnico of turin. he started out on his professional career, working with his father, the architect ettore sottsass sr.,an important figure in italian rationalism. immediately after the war he moved to milan, where he set up a studio to deal with architectual and design projects. In 1958 he started to work with olivetti as design consultant for more than than twenty years and designed numerious items, which now form part of permanent collections of museums such as the moma in new york, the centre george pompidou in paris, the denver art museum and the israel museum in jerusalem. this work was to gain him four 'compassi d'oro'. He continued to devote time to design culture, taking part in projects aimed at renewing the language of contemporary design. this research was to lead to the creation of several hundreds of objects, mostly one-off, exhibited at various personal shows in international galleries and museums.