Alain de la Bourdonnaye1930 — 2016
Alain de la Bourdonnaye was a Paris-born French artist, engraver, publisher. He studied painting in the workshop of Arpad Szenes, where he entered in 1952; and studied engraving by Stanley William Hayter in his Parisian Atelier 17. In the 1950s he participated in group exhibitions of young Parisian abstract artists.
Alain de la Bourdonnaye is known as a master of book illustration. From 1955 until the end of his life, he illustrated 30 books. Since 1962, he was a member of the French National Committee of Picture Books. Since 1982, leaves painting and is engaged only in the publication of books.
He participated in exhibitions in Paris, Strasbourg, Luxembourg, Cologne, New York, Chicago. A regular participant in regular exhibitions of prints and books – the Paris Salon of modern bibliophiles (Salon de la bibliophilie contemporaine), Artist’s Book international, International Biennale of prints. Several times exhibited at the Regency Gallery in Brussels.
Paintings by Alain de la Bourdonnaye are stored in the Paris Museum of Modern Art, the National Fund for Modern Art, the National Center for Contemporary Art in Paris, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal.