Tête - Jean-Michel Folon

Elizabetlaan 251
8301 Knokke-Heist

Over the years, Jean-Michel Folon has become the figurehead of contemporary watercolour and sculpture art. As a result of his amazing artistic versatility, he has left his mark on the evolution and appeal of European art in the twentieth and the twenty-first century.

He was involved in a wide range of projects, designing theatre sets, making animated films and directing short films. He designed the logo for the bicentenary of the French Revolution and illustrated the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for Amnesty International Belgium. Folon also created stained glass windows and large murals. The man with the hat has achieved iconic status. From 1975 to 1983, this image was also used in the credits of the French public broadcaster, Antenne.