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Eugène Dodeigne

Eugène Dodeigne

Sculptor

Dodeigne descended from a rich French sculptor tradition. After World War II he stayed in Paris where he mainly transformed himself into one of the best sculptors of the 20th century. His interest went out to the primitive arts. From the relative isolation that Dodeigne chose after 1950, he settled in Bondues at Lille in northern France, he made his sculptures in wood and bronze, but mainly in stone. The human figure is always the starting point. The choice of material and subject matter makes Dodeigne in that sense a classical sculptor. But the way he uses the themes is anything but traditional. From the mid Sixties onwards Dodeigne developed his signature style. The touch of the sculptor remains present in his artworks, drill holes, cuts and chisel marks become more and more apparent. When observing the striking pieces it seems like the artist just finished sculpting and one just feels the sheer power and determination, which can also be found in his drawings.

During his lifetime Dodeigne exhibited in renowned museums as the Musée Rodin in Paris, the Kröller Müller Museum in The Netherlands, the Museum of Fine Arts in Brussels, Kunsthaus Aarau in Switserland, the Middelheim OpenAir Museum in Antwerp,... 

Works of Dodeigne to be found in museums and public places such as Musée Algeria, Musée du XXe Siècle Vienna, the Middelheim Antwerp, Museum des Beaux-Arts Brussels, Musée D’Ixelles, The university of Leuven,  Museum Hirshhorn Washington, Kröller-Müller Museum The Netherlands, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Rotterdam, Museum Beelden aan Zee Scheveningen, in the city of Utrecht, Sprengel Museum Hanover, Lehmbruck Museum Duisburg, in the city of Bâle Suisse, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter Norway,… 

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