Eugène Dodeigne

b. 27 July 1923 in Rouvreux (B); Belgian sculptor who has lived and worked in France for many years.

He is among the foremost exponents of modern art after the Second World War and is known for his monumental stone sculptures. Dodeigne plays an important role in the history and development of sculpture in the second half of the 20th century.

from 1936Learned his trade from his father, who was a stonecutter. Studied drawing and sculpture, first at the École des Beaux-Arts in Tourcoing, later at the school of the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris and Marcel Gimond's studio. While his first sculptures are in wood, he later moved on to stone sculptures.
1953 Exhibition in the Marcel Evrard Gallery in Lille and the Verannemanin Gallery in Brussels
1957Exhibition in the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, subsequently in the Claude Bernard Gallery, Pierre Loeb Gallery and Jeanne Bucher Gallery in Paris

Exhibitions in Berlin, Hanover, Rotterdam, Brussels and Pittsburgh followed

1959Participation in documenta II

Participation in documenta III in Kassel

1959Exhibition at the Paris Biennale
1967Works displayed at the Tokyo Biennale and the International Exhibition of Contemporary Sculpture in Montreal

Art Prize of the Municipality of Nordhorn 

 From the 1970s onwards, Dodeigne's monumental sculptures have been placed in the open air in numerous museums, towns and parks, including Lille, Dunkirk, Villeneuve-d’Ascq, Antwerp, Liège, Hanover (sculpture mile), Utrecht and later Bobigny, Argentan, Paris, Grenoble in 1998, and Créteil.

His works form part of many public collections, especially in northern Europe (Germany, Austria, Belgium, Norway, the Netherlands, France, Switzerland), and in the United States.