Edgard Claes master bookbinder

North Bennet Street School and the New England Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers are pleased to present:

The Artist Awakened: a lecture by Edgard Claes

Edgard Claes
September 19, 2013
6:30 pm / Free
North Bennet Street School 
150 North Street, Boston

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Edgard Claes ( b.1954) is widely regarded as one of Europe's most technically proficient and stylistically progressive bookbinders. Originally from Achel, Belgium, Claes has been a monk of the Crosier Order since 1976.

Claes currently resides in Cujik, Netherlands, where he practices bookbinding as well as sculpture and painting. His bookbinding is characterized by the use of highly sophisticated structures rendered in non- traditional materials such as polycarbonate, exotic woods, and automotive paint. Claes is currently represented by Blaizot in Paris. His September 2013 stay in Cambridge, Massachusetts is his first visit to the United States.

In addition to speaking about and showing slides of his life, work and influences generally, Claes's explores the ways in which materials, color and technique become interwoven in his work. 
Light refreshments provided by the New England Guild of Book Workers.

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