“Dr. Livingstone, I presume?”, 1960

Pierre Alechinsky b.1927

“Dr. Livingstone, I presume?”, 1960

Signed, titled and dated on the reverse
Oil on canvas, 110 x 122 cm.

Galerie de France, Paris
Monsieur Gildo Caputo, Paris
Monsieur et Madame Romain Gary et Jean Seberg, Paris

Rotterdam, Kunstkring, Alechinsky, peintures – Reinhoud, sculptures 1961.
Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Alechinsky + Reinhoud 1961.
Pittsburgh, Carnegie Institute, The 1961 Pittsburgh International Exhibition of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture. One-Man Exhibition: Pierre Alechinsky 1961-1962, No. 42.
Paris, Galerie de France, Alechinsky, peintures et encres, 1962.
Vienne, Museum des 20. Jahrhunderts, Belgische Malerei seit 1900, 1962.
Eindhoven, Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, Alechinsky,  1963.
Buenos Aires, Museo national de Bellas Artes, Phases, 1963.
Pittsburgh, Carnegie Institute, First Pittsburgh International series: Alechinsky, 1977- 1978.
Toronto, Art Gallery of Ontario, Alechinsky: aretrospective, 1978.

E. Jaguer, Alechinsky ou  la revanche des dragons, Zurich, 1963 (ill. in color p. 67).
M. Seuphor, Abstracy Painting, New York, 1964 (ill. p. 176).
J. Putman, Alechinsky, Milan, 1967, No. 84 (ill. in color).
P. Alechinsky, Peintures et écrits, Paris, 1977 (ill. p. 205).
A. Abellard, in Le Monde, ‘Diego Gary. Sa vie à lui, enfin’, 27 mai 2009 (ill. in color).

Year 1960
Artist Pierre Alechinsky b.1927
Price Price on request
Materials Oil on canvas
Height 110 cm
Width 122 cm

The story behind

Pierre Alechinsky (1927) Belgian artist.

In 1949 Alechinsky joined Christian Dotremont, Karel Appel and Asger Jorn to form the avant-garde movement COBRA. He participated actively at the exhibitions and later went to Paris to study engraving with Stanley William Hayter in 1951.

In 1954 Alechingsky had his first exhibition in Paris and started to become interested in oriental calligraphy. His paintings are related to Tachisme, Abstract expressionism, and Lyrical Abstraction. By 1960 Alechinsky had exhibited in London, Berne and at the Venice Biennial, and then in Pittsburgh, New York, Amsterdam and Denmark as his international reputation grew. He worked with Wallace Ting and continued to be close to Christian Dotremont.

In 1983 he became Professor of painting at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris and in 1994 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Free University of Brussels.


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