Pierre Houcmant (1953-2019)

The Rijksakademie regrets to announce that artist/photographer Pierre Houcmant passed away on Sunday 18 August.

Pierre Houcmant, born in Pepinster (BE) in 1953, studied in the seventies at the L'école supérieure des arts Saint-Luc de Liège.

In 1987 he started his residency at the Rijksakademie.

In the early 1990s, he became interested in the image of the body, which he fragmented. At the same time, he produced a series of 50 portraits of Belgium writers, assembled under the title Faces of the Written Word. These portraits have been the subject of exhibitions and a book, published under the same title.