Born in Rebréchien (Loiret), in 1921. Died in 2012
Even though Pierre Courtin is a painter, he is above all an engraver, using mainly the chisel to create small bas-reliefs peopled with insects and animals.
He was member of the Jeune Gravure Contemporaine group from 1946 to 1956, worked for a while with Jacques Villon and as a printer in the Georges Leblanc atelier.
His engravings are printed very few times, seldom similar, and the material occupies a major place. He also participated in the Suites Prisunic adventure, where a small number of lithographies were edited by Jacques Putman.
SOLO EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)
Pierre Courtin ? Graveur et peintre, Galerie Laurent de Puybaudet, Paris
Pierre Courtin ? Utopie Carressée, Musée d?Art Moderne et Contemporain, Genève
Pierre Courtin. La gravure tactile, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris
Galerie Claude Bernard
Musée-Château, Annecy. Présentation du catalogue de son ?uvre gravé
Stefelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Prix Bright, Biennale de Venise