Raymond Jean-Marie PETIT (Biographical notes)

Date of birth: 26 October 1954

Studies:

Primary and secondary school in Luxembourg; Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Balliol College, Oxford - UK; International Relations at School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Washington D.C. - USA; Degrees: BA, MA Oxon, MA SAIS)

1972-73: Initiation to Sculpture at W.H.Taft High School, Los Angeles - USA 
1973-75: Evening classes in sculpture, plaster and concrete casting at Luxembourg College of Arts and Crafts 
1975: Private tutorials with Mr. Lucien Wercollier (Luxembourg's most famous sculptor) 

Monumental Sculptures:

"Le Veilleur" (The Watchman), Lycée technique Michel Lucius, Luxembourg-City (L), 1979 
"Arc/Deux Personnes" (Arch/Two People), Therapy Centre, Useldange (L), 1989 
"Pietà", Town Hall of Hespérange (L), 1993 
"Monument aux Morts" (Cenotaph), Niederanven (L), 1995 
"Sérénité" (Serenity), Integrated Centre for the Elderly, Niederanven (L), 1998 
"Doncolser Wollef", Niederanven (L), 2007 
“Icarus”, Holywell Manor, Balliol College, Oxford (UK), 2009 
“Spring”, Violette Szabò GC Museum, Wormelow (UK), 2011 

Public Collections:

Parish of Hespérange (L) 
Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign Affairs (L) 
ABN-AMRO Bank (L)

Honorary Distinctions:

"Prix de la Critique" and "Prix du Républicain Lorrain" at the VIIIth Biannual for Young Painters and Sculptors, Esch-sur-Alzette (L) 
"Prix du Luxemburger Wort" at the IXth Biannual for Young Painters and Sculptors, Esch-sur-Alzette (L) 
"Silver medal" of the French "société académique" "ARTS - SCIENCES - LETTRES" (2007)  

Bibliographical Mentions in:

"Art au Luxembourg", published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1991 
"Anthologie des Arts au Luxembourg", published by Editions Emile Borschette, 1992 
"Wer ist wer in Luxemburg" published by Roger Bour, 2000 
"Signatures - artistes plasticiens au Luxembourg" published by Editions Saint-Paul, 2001 
"Confronti attuale dell'imagine - Aktuelle Bildvergleiche" published by Bertrand Kass and Antonio Battaglia, 2002
"Galerie Bertrand Kass 2002-2004" published by Bertrand Kass, 2004 
"Galerie Bertrand Kass 2006-2007" published by Bertrand Kass, 2007 
"Galerie Bertrand Kass 2008-2010" published by Bertrand Kass, 2010 
"Une oeuvre en cours / Portrait de l’artiste-sculpteur raymond j-m petit" published by Gilbert Rischette, 2007