Henri Michaux is a Belgian writer, poet and painter naturalized French in 1955. The graphic work of Henri Michaux gradually took precedence over his written production. The work of Henri Michaux is often included into the surrealist movement. The paintings of Henri Michaux would remain figurative, with a substantial touch of abstraction. Calligraphy plays an important role in the work of Henri Michaux, whether it be watercolours, drawings, gouaches, inks or engravings.