LUC PEIRE (1916 – 1994)
Luc Peire studied at the Academie voor Schone Kunsten (Academy of Fine Arts) in Bruges and at Sint-Lucas in Ghent. From a vision close to Flemish expressionism, he arrived at the integration of art into architecture via abstract compositions, where vertical lines, rhythm, strong colours, light and space prevail. These characteristics transpired in all aspects of his activities: in his paintings, lithographs, drawings, serigraphs and his architectural integration work. Peire worked for some time with Permeke, participated in the “Jeune Peinture Belge” (Young Belgian painting) activities and advocates cooperation between the architect and the artist for the building design. Luc Peire owned no less than 26 workshops spread throughout the world. The location of these workshops gives an idea of the artist’s international and stylistic course.