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WERCOLLIER Lucien (1908-2002)

Born in 1908 in Luxembourg, Lucien Wercollier died in 2002, at the age of 94 in the same city. He trained in Brussels and Paris, was inspired by Maillol, Brancusi and Arp. He lived through years of war, an arrest and incarceration in Grund prison. Then the deportation to Germany and Silesia, will make of a talented sculptor, an exceptional artist, "in search of the most total agreement between lines, structures, forms and meaning, an increasingly deep and perfect agreement. " (G. Wagner).

Stone, bronze, marble, alabaster, glass, the work of Lucien Wercollier is inscribed in these various materials that in turn, he will discover and never leave.

Wercollier's sculptures are present in many collections and many public museums in Luxembourg and abroad: Museum of Modern Art in Paris, Israel Museum in Jerusalem, Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Olympic Sculptures Parc in Seoul, Palais de l Europe in Strasbourg.
He is considered one of the most important sculptors of the second half of the 20th century.