Pierre Collin French, b. 1956

Pierre Collin

Born in 1956, lives and works in Vannes and Paris.



National School of Fine Arts of Paris (1975-1980). DNSAP (Higher National Diploma in Plastic Arts)

Studied at the Casa de Vélasquez - Madrid - from 1980 to 1982, and received a scholarship from the Ile-de-France area in 1985.
Practices painting, drawing and engraving. His work develops in successive series that make up a kind of diary inspired by his daily observations.

A monograph entitled "Vertiges ordinaires" was published in 2007 by Buchet-Chastel in the Cahiers Dessinés collection, on the occasion of exhibitions at the Musée de la Cohue in Vannes in 2007 and at the Musée du Dessin et de l'Estampe Originale in Gravelines in 2008.
Since 1983, he has had about thirty solo exhibitions in France (Galeries Lacourière-Frélaut, Biren, Ariel, Vieille du Temple and so forth) and abroad (Galeries Brody in Washington, Area-X in New York, Calcographia Nacional Madrid, Galeria Lienzo y Papel in Seville, Galerie Abras in Brussels, etc.).

In 2009, he received the Nahed Ojjed Prize from the Institut de France for his engraved work.
His work appears in public collections (FNAC, City of Paris, BNF Paris, BN Madrid, BN Luxembourg, Van Gogh Foundation Amsterdam, ENSBA - Paris, Institut de France and others).


Pierre Collin was elected on April 25, 2018 as a member of the French Academy of Fine Arts, in the seat of René Quillivic, n°IV of the Engraving Section.