Art Brokerage: Pierre Alechinsky French Artist: B. 1927. Pierre Alechinsky is a graduate of the Ecole d'Architecture et d'Arts Decortifs in Brussels and started his career as a painter in 1946. He joined the group COBRA in 1949 and moved to Paris in 1951. His first artistic success came with book illustrations and engravings. His graphic work is complemented by large paintings, mostly acrylic paint on mounted paper. His brushstrokes are expressive, reminiscent of Japanese calligraphy. The artist wrote numerous essays about art, and in 1956 he went to Japan to produce a film about Japanese calligraphy. He exhibited works at the documenta in 1964 and 1977. His works can be found in many museums and collections throughout Europe and the United States. A major retrospective exhibition was devoted to Pierre Alechinsky's oeuvre at the Jeu de Paume in Paris in 1998. Listings wanted.