Jean Michel Folon

Abstract Pastel Figurative Lithograph Edition 2 of 25





Surrealist Figurative lithograph of a man whose head turns into tree branches. The work is signed by the artist in pencil and editioned 2 of 25. The work is framed in a gold frame with a white matte

Artist Biography

Jean-Michel Folon was born in Brussels. He began to study architecture but abandoned it in favor of drawing, which allowed more expressive studies. His drawings have appeared in numerous magazines including Time, Fortune, The New Yorker, and L'Express. In 1969 he had his first one-man show in the United States, followed closely by exhibitions in Tokyo, Venice, Milan, London, Sao Paulo, Geneva, Brussels, and Paris. Folon has illustrated works by Kafka, Lewis Carroll, and Ray Bradbury. In 1973 he created a series of watercolors titled La Mort d'un Arbre (The Death of a Tree), for which Max Ernst created a lithograph as a preface. Folon has completed a 176-square-foot painting for a subway station in Brussels and a 160-square-foot painting for Waterloo Station in London. He is most comfortable using the engraving and drypoint techniques of printmaking. PARIS - Jean-Michel Folon, the Belgium-born artist whose works appeared in galleries, magazines and subway stations around the world, died Thursday, the Guy Pieters gallery said. He was 71. Folon died at the age of 71 in a Monaco hospital after a long illness. He is survived by his wife and a son from his first marriage.


H 25 in. x W 27 in. x D .5 in.

Dimensions without Frame

H 16 in x W 20 in.