Wednesday, October 20, 2010

BELGIUM ~ Jean-Michel Folon~

Got this really nice items thanks to Johan from his visit to a temperorary postoffice at the La Hulpe Castle to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Folon Foundation. Even though he is a world famous artist from Belgium, I never heard of him... but I must say that I like his work very much!!
Jean-Michel Folon spent most of his childhood in Walloon Brabant and chose the La Hulpe Castle farm as the site for its artistic heritage, his personal collection of more than 300 water colors, sculptures,engravings,tapestries... Thanks a lot Johan! :-)

Stamp from a set: Bedreigde Beroepen/Métiers menacés "Before they disappear..."

"La magie de Folon"
"eau-forte et aquatinte", 1977

Jean-Michel Folon (1 March 1934–20 October 2005) was a Belgian artist, illustrator, painter, and sculptor. Folon was born in Uccle, Brussels, Belgium in 1934 where he studied architecture at the Institut Saint-Luc. In 1955 he settled in a gardener’s house in the outskirts of Paris. Over a period of five years he drew morning, noon and night. In 1985 he moved to Monaco where he worked in a large workshop surrounded by numerous artists.

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