Since the mid-1960s, Alechinsky has worked primarily on paper. He has returned to his roots as a student in Brussels in his later work that refers to medieval pictorial illustration. From 1983 to 1987 he was a professor of painting at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts, Paris. His work has been included in group exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (1958); Venice Biennale (1960, 1972); Pittsburgh International (now Carnegie International, 1961, 1977); São Paulo Biennial (1963, 1989); and Guggenheim Museum (2009), among other venues. He has received numerous international solo exhibitions at institutions as diverse as the Palais des beaux-arts, Brussels (1955, 1969); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (1963); Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (1967); Musée national d’art moderne Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (1975, 2004); Guggenheim Museum (1987); Taipei Fine Arts Museum (1992); and Jeu de Paume, Paris (1998, 2003). Museés royaux de beaux-arts de Belgique, Brussels, mounted a major retrospective in 2007. Alechinsky lives and works in Paris.