Jean-Michel Folon

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Birthday
1, 1934
Birthplace
Belgium
Death Date
Oct 20, 2005 (71)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
1, 1934
Birthplace
Belgium
Death Date
Oct 20, 2005 (71)

About

Remembered for his illustrations, watercolor paintings, etchings, posters, and sculptures, this Belgian-born visual artist displayed his work at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art; Paris' Musee des Arts Decoratifs; London's Institute of Contemporary Arts; and numerous other world-class galleries.

Before Fame

Before rising to fame as an artist, he was an architecture student at Belgium's Institut Saint-Luc. His debut watercolor exhibition occurred at New York's Lefebre Gallery in the late 1960s.

Trivia

He was awarded the Grand Prize (in the painting category) at the 1973 Sao Paulo Biennale.

Family Life

Born and raised in Brussels, Belgium, he later settled in Monaco.

Associated With

He illustrated the works of such notable authors as Ray Bradbury, Jorge Luis Borges, and Franz Kafka.