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Jean-Pierre Hébert is an important algorithmic art ist born in 1939 in Calais , France. After thirty years of experience in drawing and watercolor, he began creating digital conceptual algorithmic art in 1974 and became a pioneer in the field of computer art, merging traditional art techniques and media, personal software, plotters and custom-made devices to create an original set of works. He co-founded the Algorists in 1995 with Roman Verostko . Hébert produces works on paper, including ink and pencil drawings, paintings, prints and drypoints from polymer and copper plates and, more recently, digital prints. He also creates sand, water and sound installations, algorithmic visual music, works for wall screens, physics-based algorithmic pieces, etc. He is an artist in residence at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California at Santa Barbara in 2003 and received an award from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation in 2006 and a scholarship from the David Bermant Foundation in 2008. In 2012, he received the Siggraph Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement in Digital Art. Hébert has exhibited his work internationally in institutions such as the Centre Pompidou (Paris, France), the Victoria and Albert Museum (London, United Kingdom), the Brooklyn Museum (New York), the Kiasma Museum (Helsinki, Finland), the Block at Northwestern University (Chicago), and the Tweed Museum at the University of Minnesota (Duluth).