27 March 1925, Paris, France -
27 March 2013, Villejuif, France
Philippe Hiquily studied at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, in the same class as Gimond-Janniau and César. One of his works, La Bicyclette, was acquired in 1956 by the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. In 1959, he exhibited in the New York gallery The Contemporaries. He then met the surrealist artists, Max Ernst and Georges Bataille at Ninette Lyon's. He is celebrated for his work on metal, and began to design pieces of furniture and jewellery in the 1960s.