Pierre Clerk

Canadian Born – Living in France

Strait Circle
35″ x 35″
(Framed archival, Float mount)
Image is 33″ in Diameter
2 Color Screen Print on Heavy paper
Published by Light Editions Ltd. of New York
Provenance: First sold by the now defunct Phillips Gallery in Houston Texas

Acquired at Auction in 2011

More information on Pierre Clerk

Pierre Clerk was born in Atlanta, Georgia on April 26, 1928. He studied fine arts at McGill University, Loyola College and at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal, Canada. He traveled abroad to seek further instruction at the Academy Julien in Paris, France and the Accademia di belle Arti in Florence Italy.

Pierre Clerk has been widely recognized for his stellar work in and contribution to modern art. Select awards and grants include: Canadian Council Awards, 1971,72; Tamarind Fel, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1972; United States Information Service Exhibition Grant, 1977; Municipal Art Society Grant, 1977; United States Department Travel Grant, 1977-78.

The images of Pierre Clerk’s graphic works directly relate to ideas he uses in his painting, tapestries and sculpture. Big, bold and commanding, these images, although associated with a North American point of view, have worldwide appeal.

Clerk has had numerous group and one person shows, since his national debut in 1956 when he was first featured in “New Talent” at the Museum of Modern Art (New York).