“A very young painter is seldom alone. If he is an art student, he is in an art school with other students. He does not yet know that one day he will have to face himself as a solitary creature enclosed in a space of four walls… and that he will have to be a self-propelled being, with no one at is side.”
Alechinsky, Pierre (1927 – ) Belgian graduate of the École d’Architecture et d’Arts Decortifs in Brussels, started his career as a painter in 1946. He joined the group COBRA in 1949 and moved to Paris in 1951. His paintings, often large, used mainly acrylics on paper. His brushstrokes are highly expressive; influenced by Japanese calligraphy.