Sunday, February 15, 2009

Jean-Michel Folon

Design for " A LUCCA" exposition poster. Milano,Italy, 2003.

Jean-Michel Folon was born in the Brussels suburb of Uccle, Belgium in 1934. He began to study for a degree in architecture at the Institut Saint-Luc in Brussels, but dropped out and moved to Paris, where he quickly achieved success as an illustrator: his pastel-coloured watercolour images of “lost” figures in ethereal landscapes perfectly catching the mood of post-68 France.

The famous Belgian artist Jean-Michel Folon put more than five hundred works just twenty minutes outside of Brussels, in the farm of the castle of La Hulpe. This charming and characteristic building in the middle of the marvellous Solvay Park is home to more than forty years of creation.

In 2004 Folo focused on illustrations such as 'Alcohols and Calligrammes'
by Apollinaire, the complete oeuvre of Jacques Prévert, Kafka's Methamorphosis, Albert Camus' 'Pluies de New-York', and Jean Giono's 'L'homme qui plantait des arbres', to name
but a few.

Jean-Michel Folon passed away October 2005.


Photograph : masterwatercolors



At 11:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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