Mother and Child, 1957
studied painting at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, and Art
History at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. Bourguignon’s
insatiable curiosity about the people and customs of far-away places
led him on a series of extensive travels to Spain, Corsica, France,
Italy, Yugoslavia, North Africa, Haiti, and Peru.
Influenced by Cezanne, Dufy, and Matisse, Bourguignon developed his
own style distinctive of his European contemporaries, imbuing his
work with the richness of his own personal experiences and his love
of the “primitive” art of Haiti. In all Bourguignon’s work, figures
and landscapes are full of movement, brought to life with subtle
delineation of color and spontaneous brushwork.