Eugène Dodeigne, 1975
About the artist:
Eugène Dodeigne (1923-2015) was a Belgian sculptor that lived and worked most of his life in France, at Bondues (Nord-Pas-de-Calais).
Dodeigne was born in Rouvreaux, near Liège, in 1923. Having learned from his father the trade of stonecutter, he took up courses in drawing and modeling at Tourcoing and Paris at the École national supérieure de Beaux-Arts, where he had contact with Marcel Gimond. His work soon will show some clear preferences for abrupt figuration, something that would characterize most of his work – both Giacometti and Germanine Richier are pointed out as two major influences on his work.
After exhibiting in galleries such as Jean Brody, Claude Bernard and Pierre Loeb, and in other European cities like Berlin, Hanover, Rotterdam, Brussels and Pittsburgh he will start to develop a taste for smooth surfaces and volumes on his sculptures. In the early 70’s, Dodeigne we will be commissioned many monumental outdoor projects for public spaces. This works can be seen in Paris, Lille, Dunkirk, Antwerp, Liège, Utrecht and Leuven.
In 1985 he participated in the Paris Biennale, later on he presented exhibitions in relevant places such as the Rodin Museum (1988) and the Musée national d’art modern in France (1996).
Selection of other works:
“sans titre/no title”
Kenwood House, London
Ville de Zwolle