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Philhelm at the age of 4 in 1947
Bible of the Singular Art

In actual fact, I want to tell you without misrepresentation, the whole story of Philhelm, which begins in Alsace in the castle of Lichtenberg, on April 23rd 1616, when 7-year-old Balthasar Helmlinger, loses the Monogram of his eponymy descendant. This ordinary but nevertheless very serious incident in the distant past will set in motion the artistic calling of one of his descendants, 10 generations later!

Today’s painter, born in Strasbourg in 1943, has seen his work exhibited and winning twice in his life (1999 and 2001), and this, only at the "Florence International Contemporary Art Biennale" which awarded him in 1999 the Prize of the City of Florence.

So that the vulgum pecus be completely disorientated, so that it will let the story of the past enter him torpidly, each day enriched by our common ancestral past: whether it be Etruscan, Minoan or Babylonian, or else it will never penetrate within paintings, to strive to discover the secret causes of things.

Philhelm at the age of 4 in 1947