René Carcan (25 May 1925, Saint-Josse-ten-Noode — 1993) was a prominent Belgian engraver and sculptor, who studied under Léon Devos, Jacques Maes and Johnny Friedlaender. He has been shown in numerous international exhibitions including Galerie La Proue, and is closely associated with the work of Graciela Rodo Boulanger, who was also in the Friedlaender school.
A museum was established in Brussels at the site of Carcan's old studio, the Fondation René Carcan (Rue Champ-de-Roi 122, Etterbeek), for the preservation and study of his lifeworks. This was both a museum and foundation, and exhibited works of his lithography, sculpting and jewelry design until it closed in 2006.
The Fondation René Carcan subsequently became the Espace René Carcan and established the "René Carcan International Prize for Printmaking", intended to encourage printmaking. The first edition of this biennial award took place in 2014.
- Jürgen Weichert, René Carcan: Radierungen, Münster, Edition Schnake (1983) ISBN 3-924264-00-7
- P. Roberts-Jones René Carcan, Brussels, Les Editeurs d'Art Associes (1984)
- Philippe Cruysmans, Movement Generates Harmony, René Carcan (2005)
- Fondation René Carcan (French)
- René Carcan Museum on opt.be
- René Carcan in the German National Library catalogue
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