Jean Michel Folon Bio

Jean Michel Folon, Belgian (1934 - 2005)

Folon was born on March 1, 1934 in Uccle, Brussels, Belgium. He is widely known as a prominent painter and illustrator. He began to study architecture but abandoned it in favor of drawing, which allowed more expressive studies. His drawings have appeared in numerous magazines including Time, Fortune, The New Yorker, and L'Express.

In 1969 he had his first one-man show in the United States, followed closely by exhibitions in Tokyo, Venice, Milan, London, Sao Paulo, Geneva, Brussels, and Paris. Folon has illustrated works by Kafka, Lewis Carroll, and Ray Bradbury.

Folon was also commissioned by American Express for their ads. In 1973 he created a series of watercolors titled La Mort d'un Arbre (The Death of a Tree), for which Max Ernst created a lithograph as a preface. Folon has completed a 176-square-foot painting for a subway station in Brussels and a 160-square-foot painting for Waterloo Station in London. Jean Michel Folon is most comfortable using the engraving and drypoint techniques of printmaking.

He was a sweet and gentle man who had lived in Monaco for 20 years when he died there in 2005.


"Untiled (Dancer)" Limited Edition Serigraph by Jean Michel Folon

Title: "Untiled (Dancer)"

Medium: Serigraph

Unframed Size: 30 1/2 x 22 1/2

Framed Size: 35 x 27

Asking Price: $1,200.00