Edgard Pillet

Edgard Pillet Original Orange Tonal Opt Art Etching 1960's





Orange tonal etching signed and editioned by the artist. The Etching is framed in a black frame with a white matte.

Artist Biography

Edgard Pillet was one of the most progressive artists of post-war Paris, internationally acclaimed for pioneering a new style of geometric abstraction. In 1950 he further championed the aesthetic revolution by founding with Jean Dewasne the extremely influential Atelier d’Art Abstrait on the premises of the Academie de la Grande Chaumiere. In 1951 Pillet again demonstrated how far ahead of his time he was when he produced an abstract film Genesis a thirteen-minute film. Pillet held many successful solo exhibitions in Europe, including Denise René, Arnaud, Paris; Drian, London; Artek in Helsinki; del Março, Lisbon; Apollo, Brussels; Hybler, Copenhagen; K.B., Oslo; del Fiore, Milan; LAFA, New York; aswell as taking part in the Salons de Mai, and Salons des Réalites Nouvelles, and several important international group shows including at National Museum of Modern Art, Rome; Cincinatti Art Museum; and the Museum of Modern Art, São Paolo; aswell as Washinigton, Tokyo, Saigon, Bangkok, Djakarta, Algiers. From 1955-57 he lived in America and spent much time discussing his theories with American abstract artists and significantly Jackson Pollock. He took up a position at the Art Institute of Chicago, and held several exhibitions, before returning to France in 1957. Pillet continued to exhibit internationally throughout his career.


H 31 in. x W 23 in. x D .5 in.

Dimensions without Frame

H 26 in x W 18 in.
Edgard Pillet Original Orange Tonal Opt Art Etching 1960's
Edgard Pillet Original Orange Tonal Opt Art Etching 1960's