Pierre Alechinsky  (Belgian, 1927) 

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Pierre Alechinsky Biography
1927   Born in Brussels, Belgium
1944 - 1948   Studied at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture et des Arts Decoratifs, Brussels, Belgium
1949   Associated with the newly formed CoBrA Movement
1977   Recipient, Andrew W. Mellon Prize for Painting
1984   Recipient, French Grand Prix National for Painting
1984 - 1987   Professor at the French National School of Fine Arts, Paris, France
  Lives and works in France
Selected Exhibitions
2010   Alechinsky: les Ateliers du Midi, Musée Granet, Aix en Provence, France (solo)
2009   Pierre Alechinsky: Ronds, Peintures 2008-2009, Galerie Lelong, Paris, France (solo)
2008   60 Jahre COBRA, DIE GALERIE, Frankfurt, Germany
Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
2007   Pierre Alechinsky: Terrils, Galerie Lelong, Paris, France (solo)
2006   Entre Cobra et l'abstraction, Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles, Paris, France
2004   Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
2002   Baukunst Galerie, Cologne, Germany
1998   Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris, France (solo)
1987   Retrospective, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY (solo)
1981   Retrospective, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (solo)
1978   Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
1977   Retrospective, Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA (solo)
1965   L’Ecart Absolu, Tenth International Surrealist, Paris, France
Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL (solo)
1960   XXX Venice Biennale, Venice , Italy
1958   Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK (solo)
1955   Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
1954   Nina Dausset, Paris, France (solo)
Selected Public Collections
  Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
  Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
  Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
  Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
  Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  Tate Gallery, London, UK
  Royal Museums of Fine Arts , Belgium, Brussels
  Musee Jenisch, Vevey, Switzerland
  Haifa Museum, Haifa, Israel
1998   Bonnefoy, Françoise and Sarah Clément. Alechinsky. Paris: Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, 1998