Oil painting on wooden pannel (unalit). Framed by the artist with wooden rods. Signed and dated lower right "P.Vlerick 1959".
Pierre Vlerick, born in Ghent, 29 October 1923.
Studies at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Ghent, departments Applied Decorative Arts, Sculpture, Drawing, Sketching after model, Etching, Painting. Gold Medal Laureate.
Stay in Paris, 1947-1948, studies at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière.
From 1961 to 1968: Teacher at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent, department of Etching. Coordinator of exhibitions at the Cultural Centre St. Petiersabdij, Ghent.
In 1963, within the framework of the " Fullbright United Educational Foundation ", teacher at the Fine Arts Museum School , Harvard University, Boston, Mass., USA.
In 1966, guest lecturer at the University of Sussex, Brighton, England, on the occasion of the exhibition "5 Belgian painters".
In 1968, guest lecturer at the Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro.
From 1968, director of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Ghent.
From 1988, honorary director of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Ghent.
Prizes - Fairs
Spain State Travel Fair (1955) - Koopalbeurs (1958) - Elmar Prize (1958) - Ludwig Allene Prize (1960) - United States Educational Foundation in Belgium: Fullbright (1963) - San Marino Biennale, Gold Medal (1963) - Olivetti Prize (1965) - Commissioned: Brazil State Travel Fair (1968) - Prix Métal, Rijeka, Yougoslavia (1972) - Flemish Community Prize (1984).
Various exhibitions at home and abroad. A selection:
Apport 49, Galerie Apollo, Brussels (1949) - Palais des Shone Arts, Brussels (1960) - Art International, Pittsburgh, USA (1961) - Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels (1962) - 12 Contemporary Belgian Painters, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, USA (1963) - XXXII Biennale Internazionale d'Arte Venezia (1964) - Biennale in San Marino, Gold Medal Prize (1965) - Olivetti Prize, Brussels (1965) - Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels (1965) - Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels (1968) - Individual exhibition during the 'Belgian weeks' in Maanheim (1976).
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