Edgard Pillet

Name
Edgard Pillet
Born
Saint-Christoly-de-Medoc, France 1912
Died
Paris, France 1996
Active in
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Louisville, Kentucky
Nationalities
U.S. States
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Edgard Pillet studied at the Bordeaux School of Fine Arts and started a career as a painter. He began making abstract work during the late 1940s and edited Art of Today, a Paris-based magazine that supported abstract art. He spent two years in the United States, where he taught painting at the University of Louisville, Kentucky. After returning to Paris, he developed work that combined astrological figures with geometric compositions. He made many relief sculptures that were designed to integrate with architectural structures, including the walls of the amphitheater for the Faculty of Science, in Grenoble, France.