Christian Stanislas Marie Joseph Léandre Benoît Dotremont (born 1922 in Tervuren, Belgium and deceased 1979 at the same place) was a Belgian painter, author, and poet.
Christian Dotremont and Joseph Noiret were the two Belgians, engaged with the establishment of CoBrA movement. Dotremont drafted the pamphlet, which brought the movement into being. A few months later, they were joined by Pierre Alechinsky. Dotremont and Alechinsky were the driving forces behind CoBrA movement. He used to frequently work with other artists – including Alechinsky – whereas text and pictures were combined on canvas. The respective technique was called “Peintre-mots”.
Up from the 1960s, Dotremont also started painting. His work is characterized by the use of his own handwriting, which he created text and symbols in black ink from – so-called “logograms”. This was a form of visual poetry.