Reinhoud 1928-2007

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Reinhoud (Reinhoud D’Haese 1928-2007) was a Belgian sculptor, painter and graphic designer.

From 1946 to 1950 Reinhoud took his artistic education in metal sculpture at the École nationale supérieure des Arts visuels (ENSAV), former École National Supérieure d’Architecture et des Arts Décoratifs (ENSAAD – La Cambre) in the former Abbey La Cambre south of Brussels, where he was educated between 1946 and 1947 by Oscar Jespers.

In 1950, he learned to know COBRA artist Pierre Alechinsky and was introduced to the other COBRA members. He participated with them in various exhibitions such as the “Second International Exhibition of Art Expirimentele COBRA, at the Palais de Beaux-Arts in Liège in 1951. Later in 1956 Reinhoud broke through as an artist with a solo exhibition in the Gallery Tattoo in Brussels, where he was awarded the Prix de la Critique award and in 1958 he found his own artistic direction.

Reinhoud worked with Pierre Alechinsky in the period 1958-1959 and participated with him in various exhibitions. In 1959 he received a scholarship from the Belgian state. Encouraged by Alechinsky, Reinhoud also began drawing in 1962 and already in the same year he had a solo show at the Lefebre Gallery in New York.

Reinhoud preferably used copper, lead, and copper + tin, which was most suitable for creating his imaginative sculptures which were a great success for Reinhoud and became an important part of his artistic production.

Reinhoud continued experimenting with its style with metal objects made with curly metal plates. In 1963 he produced his first works in nickel silver. In the following years he was affiliated with “Instituto Torcuato di Tella” Buenos Aires, Argentina.