Maurice Pasternak was born in 1946 in Brussels and pursued the study of art from 1963 through 19068 at ENSAV, Belgium’s national academy for the training of students with superior artistic ability. Since graduation, he has engaged in the creation of drawings, pastels and mezzotints. In addition, he served (beginning in 1982) as the chief professor of art and the designer of the art curriculum at his alma mater.
Since 1971, Pasternak’s work has been awarded more than twenty international prizes at biennial competitions throughout Europe, Asia and the United States including the Prix Special De L’Edition at World Print Four in San Francisco and the Walker Prize at the Philadelphia Print Club. He has had numerous solo exhibitions on various continents and his work is included in museums in Japan, Taiwan, Belgium, Poland and the United States.
In 1994, Pasternak had a solo exhibition of his work at the Musee des Beaux-Arts de Mons in Belgium and was selected for inclusion in “Intergrafia `94- World Award Winners Gallery” in Katowice, Poland. Pasternak was a guiding force in the 1994 Belgium-Japan Print Exchange Exhibition.