Francine Holley

Francine Holley

Francine Holley born in 1919, in Liège, and passed away in 2020, in Paris, she studied simultaneously, from 1937 to 1945, music (first piano prize at the Conservatoire de Liège) and plastic arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Liège. In 1946, she moved to Paris and took part in the workshops of André Lhote and Fernand Léger, then those of Jean Dewasne and Edgar Pillet, which led her her to realize around 1950 her first abstract works. he participated in Belgium’s Abstract Art, Built Art and Forms movements, led by Jo Delahaut. In search of a flexible and dynamic geometry on strictly flat backgrounds, the artist evokes, especially from the 1980s, the rhythmic of musical staves, Arabic calligraphy as well as Africanist signs. The austerity of the structure in monumental and hieratic frames that determines her entire work, encourages the artist to practice a luminous chromatism