"It’s intriguing and appealing to look back across those years, revisiting the work of an artist who led a terrifically interesting life. Paul-Henri Bourguignon traveled widely, tried his hand at varied professions, and honed his creative skills in painting, photography, and literature. As an artist, he was conversant in many of the leading artistic styles of the twentieth century, especially those of the School of Paris and of his native Belgium, as well as the mid-century abstraction of both New York and Paris. Bourguignon’s art was never imitative, but one can find characteristics in his work that show him in close step with some of the more famous painters of the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. In his work, much of which was made right here in Columbus—his adoptive home from 1950 until his death in 1988—one feels his connection to the larger art world."
Nannette V. Maciejunes
in Paul-Henri Bourguignon A 50th-Anniversary Retrospective
Columbus Museum of Art exhibition publication 2014
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