The Artist Awakened: A Lecture by Edgard Claes

NEGBW and the North Bennet Street School are pleased to present a lecture by Edgard Claes at 6:30pm on September 19th, 2013 at the North Bennet Street School (150 North St, Boston).

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.  Please go to to register for this free lecure.

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