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Modern Master Painter: Paul-Henri Bourguignon
Art Spanning Decades and Continents

The Eisele Gallery
5729 Dragon Way Cincinnati, OH
Feb 23-March 31, 2018

Halloween Reverie: Expressionist Musings by
Paul-Henri Bourguignon

Ventana Fine Art
400 Canyon Road
Santa Fe, NM

Opening Reception
Friday, October 26, 2018
5-8 pm

Read Paul-Henri Bourguignon Restrospective
at Ventana Fine Art
exhibition review
, June, 2017


Online Gallery
of Works for Sale

Galleries that
represent the work
of Paul-Henri Bourguignon

ALT Gallery

2301 St. Route 89A #102
Sedona, AZ 86336

Art Access Gallery

540 South Drexel Avenue
Columbus, OH 43209

Eisele Gallery
of Fine Art

5729 Dragon Wayt
Cincinnati, Ohio 45227

River House Arts

Secor Building
425 Jefferson Avenue

Toldeo, OH 43551

Ventana Fine Art
400 Canyon Road
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Ongoing representation


Museum collections
that include the work
of Paul-Henri Bourguignon

Columbus Museum
of Art

Columbus, Ohio

Musée d'Ixelles
Brussels, Belgium

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Kansas City, Missouri

Ohio History

Columbus, Ohio

Richard M. Ross
Museum of Art

Delaware, Ohio

Schumacher Gallery
Bexley, Ohio

Southern Ohio Museum
Portsmouth, Ohio

  About Paul-Henri Bourguignon

Paul-Henri Bourguignon (1906–1988) was a talented visual artist, a prolific writer and journalist, a skillful photographer, and an avid observer of the human condition.

Born in Belgium in 1906, Bourguignon began his arts studies in Brussels' Académie des Beaux Arts and studied art history at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. His first solo exhibition was at the Galérie d'Egmont in Brussels at age 22.

Bourguignon traveled widely in France, Spain, and Italy, North Africa, Corsica, and Yugoslavia. He lived in both Haiti and Peru. He met his wife, Erika Eichhorn (Bourguignon), in Haiti, and they settled in Columbus, Ohio, in 1950 after she joined the faculty of The Ohio State University.

During his life, Bourguignon amassed a large and varied group of paintings—early gouaches and later acrylics—and numerous pencil, pastel, and ink-wash drawings. Many of the gouache paintings from the 1950s and 1960s depict rich cultural interpretations, tranquil landscapes, evocative figures, portraits, and genre scenes derived from his travels. In the 1970s, his landscapes and figural scenes were expressionistic, often with whimsical, vulnerable, or tragic figures revealed in delightfully complex interactions of brushstrokes and texture.

Bourguignon's early work was exhibited in Brussels, Antwerp, Bruges, Le Zoute, Paris, Marseilles, and Corsica and, later, in more than 50 solo exhibitions in the United States. Today, his widely collected works are found in museums and in collections throughout the United States and Europe.

Bourguignon's recent exhibitions and publications

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Click here to see the draft virtual tour
of the Bourguignon home!

View Off the Walls: Paintings from the Bourguignon Home

Art Access Gallery
Columbus, Ohio, 2016

View Paul-Henri Bourguignon:
A 50th-Anniversary

Columbus Museum of Art
Columbus, Ohio, 2014-15

View Faces in the
Crowd by Paul-Henri Bourguignon

Ventana Fine Art
Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2014

View Apostolic
Visions of Paul-Henri Bourguignon

St. Joseph Cathedral
Columbus, Ohio, 2013

View Paul-Henri Bourguignon
ALT Gallery
Sedona, Arizona, 2012

View Recurring
of Paul-Henri Bourguignon
Richard M. Ross Museum
Delaware, Ohio, 2009

View Paul-Henri Bourguignon
Art Access Gallery
Bexley, Ohio, 2008

View Paul-Henri Bourguignon
Island Weiss Gallery
New York, New York, 2006