Pierre Culliford (25 June 1928 ? 24 December 1992), known as Peyo, was a Belgian comics artist, best known for the creation of The Smurfs comic strip first drawn in 1958. He took on the name of 'Peyo' early in his professional career, based on an English cousin's mispronunciation of Pierrot (a diminutive form of Pierre).
This enormous statue of a statue of one of characters from The Smurfs was created for the state and comic strips as a present to the city and to honour the work of Peyo. The sculpture is set at the entry of the Moof museum in Brussels, a museum
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