Jean-Pierre Alaux, French (1925 - )

Jean-Pierre Alaux

Jean-Pierre Alaux, born 14 November 1925 in La Ciotat, was a French painter belonging to the "young painters of the School of Paris."

At the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris [edit | edit the code]
Son of the painter François Alaux , Jean -Pierre Alaux after high school among Dominicans in Arcachon and the Marists in La Seyne -sur -Mer , is eligible for assistance from the top of Fine Arts National School in Paris where he worked in the studio of Jean Dupas from 1943 to 1949 where you can find Joseph Archepel Paul Ambille Paul Collomb, Mickaël Companion , Geoffroy Dauvergne, Dechezelle Claude Garand , Paul Guiramand Roland GuillaumeL, Lolichon , Pettit, André PEDOUSSAUT André Plisson , Rogert , Roverchon, Someton, Tournaire Van Tea .

It binds with those who remain lifetime friends and he will find in the committees historical exhibitions , including: Pierre- Henry , Jean Joyet Louis Vuillermoz Vidalens Frédéric Maurice Boitel , he will make a great portrait " on the ground " in the 60s.

In Paris, he finds the Marists of the rue de Vaugirard that lodge in their student house before it was allowed to his uncle and godfather Jean- Paul Alaux.

He earns his living by painting small figurines, lids boxes, glass paintings and even thirty scenes from the life of Christ for the Archdiocese of Paris . In 1947 he left for Italy bicycle with Frédéric Vidalens , workshop comrade. They will go to Rome, discover Florence , Assisi, Viterbo , Siena and Arezzo Piero della Francesca and spend a week at the Villa Medici in Eliane Beaupuy - Manciet who had just obtained the Prix de Rome.

In 1949, before leaving the school, he won the 1st Prize Poster Contest Faubourg St- Honore Les Fables de La Fontaine and a silver medal at the Salon of French artists. 1st Prize Stores Spring 1950 with The Charm of Paris and 2nd Prize Faubourg St- Honoré for Tribute to Love; these two posters will also be published . In 1950 he also won 1st Prize at the International Competition of the Portrait of Jenny which earned him appear in full screen Saturday night embraced by Arletty .

Main exhibitions
First solo exhibition in Paris in 1951 ( among Cardo ), where he will present six others between 1953 and 1990 ( Galleries Cardo, Recio , Drouant , Art Beauvau place). It will make a Enghien ( Hénot Gallery 1991) , a Clairac ( Feille Gallery ), two in Brussels in 1965 and 1969 Brachot ), two in Knokke- Heist the 1973 and 1981 Dandoy Gallery ), three in the United States : Boston 1960) , New York 1963) , New Orleans 1971). He exhibited at Cannes in 1965 with Picasso (Gallery 65) , in Paris in 1967 with Jacus , Mathelin and Pierre- Henry ( Ror Volmar Gallery ) , and in 1971 with Génisson and Vidalens ( Cardo Gallery ) in Knokke -Heist in 1978 with her daughter Sophie ( Dandoy Gallery ) .

Salons painting
Jean -Pierre Alaux regularly present paintings in the Salon in 1952 , it has been for many years a member of the Committees of the National Society of Fine Arts Salon d'Automne ( he is president of the Painting Water section ) Salon of Drawing and Painting in Water and is responsible for symbolic visionirique - group comparisons Salon . He exhibited at the Salon de la Marine in 1952 and was appointed Official Painter of the Navy in 1975. Appointed painter of Air and Space in 1993 he exhibited at the Paris every year since . In 1988 , after his retrospective at the Grand Palais ( Autumn Salon) , it will be named Chevalier of the Legion of Honour (promotion from April 1 ) . He exhibited at the Salon until their disappearance Lands Latina Painters and Witnesses of Their Time .

Jean -Pierre Alaux , a member of the Council of ADAGP, was for many years a member of the government purchases in the Salons Commission. Between 1952 and 1962 , the state, the city of Paris and the Modern Art of the City of Paris Museum bought him several works . He painted Show boat down the Mississippi for mixed cargo of the same name in 1959, La Mer in 1961 to the square of the Senior Officers of the aircraft carrier Foch and Limousin to France in 1962. He decorated in 1961 the cottage of his friends Tchekoff in Megève with its first signs of the zodiac and in 1965, the kindergarten Boulard street in Paris, designed by his friend the architect Marion Tournon- Branly .

He exhibited in the Salon of province only as guest of honor (nearly 50 cities awarded a prize or a medal ) or group. He was the president of the Salon d' Angers in 1989 ( President changes every year ) and also exposes Japan, Korea , Lebanon , Germany, etc. . He received in 1955 the price of the Academy of Fine Arts, the price Puvis de Chavannes in 1972, the Grand Prix Painters Witnesses of Their Time in 1974 , the price in 1979 Signatures , the price of the Orangerie castle Versailles in 1980 , the price of Corpet Taylor Foundation in 1990 and the price of painting the Agency for Environment and Energy Management in 1993 for his painting precious planet, the biosphere. Works by Jean -Pierre Alaux Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris , the Musée de la Marine in Paris , the Museum of Fontainebleau, Riom , Les Baux -de- Provence, Rapin Museum of Villeneuve -sur- Lot, Vivant-Denon Museum of Chalon -sur- Saône and Ueno Museum in Japan.

He presented retrospectives of his works at the Grand Palais in 1973 ( National Exhibition of Fine Arts), the Musée Vivant-Denon Chalon -sur- Saône in 1987, again at the Grand Palais in 1987 ( Tribute Show Autumn ), Museum of the Bastion Saint -André in Antibes in 1988, Crédit Mutuel de Bretagne in Brest in 1991 in La Ciotat, his hometown, where he exhibited 50 years of painting in the chapel of the blue Penitents in 1993 invited by the municipality.

Engraver, lithographer and sculptor
While on holiday or in bed at night, watching television, he sculpts bones , pebbles or stones Bernières whose form has already mentioned him "something" . This model also with a paste made of sawdust and glue vinyl coating which he or structure that shapes to then carve wood with limes . Eve to his Yin- Yang in 1987 was part of the exhibition " Trees " at the Hotel de Ville in Paris , organized by Bernard Fischesser for the Ministry of Agriculture, has allowed him to become Associate sculpture in the Salon of Autumn in 1986.

Family and model
He first married Jeanine Laffont whom he had two children : Sophie , painter and professor of Visual Arts , and Jean- Christophe , architect, with his second wife Gisèle he spends most of his life, nearly fifty years. Almost all the female characters represent.

Writer and art critic
Jean -Pierre Alaux wrote some philosophical tales Confidential : Love and humor of God, the taste, color and platitudes , Dialogue about an uncertain fact , the story of a little ; in 1981 its statutory Chat Rotary on the theme of Art in our time was a great success .

Paintings by Jean-Pierre Alaux
Each of her paintings reflects his concerns , his feelings, his fantasies through characters, often symbolic objects , architecture and landscapes , associations of ideas and forms. His painting, which since the School has always been against the current methods is difficult to classify. Symbolist, dreamlike , fantastic, realistic or surreal, poetic allusions, musical or literary ( visible or underlying ) can mingle humor or fantasy while expressing tradition and modernity. Curious , inventive, love symbols, myths and metamorphoses, his love of beauty in all its forms, from the wonderful baroque lushness , the unusual and the sacred and its philosophical and metaphysical obsessions come together to to be combined in his paintings. poetry, mystery and humor. Favoring the plastic sense to anecdote , he treats either : the figure and portraits often become tributes (Joseph Vernet , PP Grasset , Callas, Ader , Maupassant , Dali, Saint- Exupéry , Maurice Boitel or Chaplain -Midy , he made the portrait a year before his death) architectures with portraits of cities (Venice , Imperia, Berlin or Angers ), landscape or still life. Rarely absent " Woman" serves as a bridge between life and death often mentioned.

More than 40 cities in France have made ​​their guest of honor in him organizing an exhibition . Jean -Pierre Alaux is Chairman of Drawing and Watercolor Salon d'Automne , Treasurer of the National Society of Fine Arts for 15 years and Head of the Symbolic - Visionnirique Group Living Comparisons.

Works

Drawings, watercolors
1943 - Three characters ; drawing, Sun ; H: X L:
1943 - Jean- Paul Alaux , his uncle ; drawing captioned and signed at the bottom ; Sun ; H: X L:
1949 - The Fables of La Fontaine ; Sun ; H: X L:
1966 - Gustave Alaux cousin of his father, legendary low center ; Sun ; h: X L:
1979 - Self-portrait, pen drawing ; SDBC ; Sun ; H: X L:
S - D - François Alaux legend bottom left, signed lower right ; Sun ; H: X L:
S - D - Regatta dream drawing pencil ; Sun ; H: 20.5 cm L x 20.5 cm
S - D - dreamlike Regatta , drawing on a plate, numbered
S - D - Life drawing things in numbered plate.

Etchings, lithographs
He has created more than 30 lithographs.

1945 - Georges de Lannoy his grandfather engraving chisel
1948 - ridiculous meal , Burin ; Sun ; H: X L:
S - D - Woman in bathrobe ; signed and numbered in pencil ; Sun ; Paper H: 60 cm L × 45 cm; picture: 45x31cm
S - D - Harper ; SN pencil ; Sun ; paper : H: 60 cm L × 45 cm; picture: 45x31cm
S - D - Reading I; signed and numbered in pencil ; Sun ; Paper H: 50 cm L × 67 cm; 40x57cm picture
S - D - Play II; SN pencil ; Sun ; paper : H: 48 cm L × 65 cm; picture: 38x56cm
S - D - Marine ; SN pencil ; Sun ; paper : H: 65 cm L × 48 cm ; picture: 54x40cm
S - D - Landscape ; SN pencil ; Sun ; paper : H: 48 cm L × 65 cm; picture: 38x56cm
S - D - Sunflower in a vase or Grand Soleil ; SN pencil ; Sun ; paper : H: 65 cm L × 48 cm ; picture: 54x40cm ; edition 275 copies
S - D - Trio ; SN pencil ; Sun ; paper : H: 48 cm L × 65 cm; picture: 39x53cm
S - D - Venus of the Sea; SN pencil ; Sun ; paper : H: 74 cm L × 54 cm; picture: 60x46cm ; edition 150 copies .
S - D - Cellist ; SN pencil ; Sun ; paper ; H: 50 cm L × 67 cm; picture: 35x48cm ; edition 275 copies
S - D - Shells ; SN pencil ; Sun ; paper ; H: X L: ; edition 275 copies
Paintings [edit | edit the code]
1964 - Bread and Wine ; oil ; SD ; Sun ; H: 120 cm XL: 1230 cm expo Painters witnesses of their time
1971 - Venice HST ; SDBG ; Sun ; H: 44 cm x L 132 cm
1971 - Riva degli Schiavoni ; HST ; sbg ; Sun ; H: 33 cm L x 41 cm
1971 - Venetian Caprice ; HST ; S; Sun ; H: 120 cm x L 120 cm
1973 - The Sublime ; oil ; SD ; Sun ; H100cm x L: 200 cm
1980 - House of Pierre Henry ; oil ; SD ; Sun ; H: X L:
1987 - Chess ; HST ; SD ; Sun ; H: L × ( Salon of the National No. 14)
1993 - La Ciotat ; HST ; tbg ; SDBD ; Sun ; H: 22 cm L x 27 cm
S - D - End of the day in the bay of Cannes ; oil; Sun ; H: X L:
S - D - Place de la Concorde ; S; Sun ; H: 97 cm x L 146 cm
S - D - The Last Snow ; SD ; Sun ; H97cm × L: 146 cm ( exhibited at the Salon painters witnesses of their time
S - D - Tribute to Salvador Dali ; HST ; S; Sun ; H: 130 cm L x 97 cm
S - D - Euterpe asleep ; S; Sun ; H: 130 cm x L 195 cm
S - D - mediatation under the dome of the Chapel of Anet castle ; HST ; S; Sun ; H: 146 cm x L 114 cm
S - D - L'Escalier ; HST ; S; Sun ; H: 192 cm x L 263 cm
S - D - Regatta dream around the world ; HST ; S; Sun ; H: 120 cm x L 120 cm
S - D - Slipper Orchids ; tbg ; sbd ; Sun ; H: 18 cm L x 14 cm
S - D - Ephemera at low tide ; HST ; tbg ; sbd ; Sun ; H: 22 cm XL: 27 cm
S - D - the smoker ; HST ; sbg ; Sun ; H: 46 cm L x 37 cm
Sculptures [edit | edit the code]
He sculpts in direct carving wood, stone, bone . He practiced with a personal modeling technique ( sawdust and glue vinyl ) , driftwood , branches, scrap , son of copper or iron are often the starting point for stored unique pieces or cast bronze sculptures.

Sets
He decorated liners France and Mississippi , the aircraft carrier Foch , the Kindergarten rue Boulard in Paris

Illustrations
He illustrated books for bibliophiles , wine labels , record sleeves .

Salons
1949 - Exhibition of French Artists
1987 - The National Fine Arts : Chess

Exhibitions, galleries
1950 - First solo exhibition in Paris , Galerie Cardo .
1953 - Personal exhibition Cardo Gallery , Paris .
1955 - Personal exhibition Cardo Gallery , Paris .
1956 - Personal exhibition (with Picasso) , Galerie 65 , Cannes ...
1959 - Personal exhibition gallery Recio , Paris
1960 - Personal Exhibition Gallery Doll & Richards , Boston.
1963 - Personal exhibition Marble Arch Galleries, New York.
1964 - Personal exhibition Recio Gallery , Paris .
1965 - Personal exhibition Galerie Isy Brachot , Brussels.
1968 - Personal Exhibition Gallery Drouant , Paris .
1969 - Personal exhibition Galerie Isy Brachot , Brussels. Works in the Cabinet des Estampes BNF
1970 - Personal exhibition Bryant Galleries, New Orleans .
1973 - Personal exhibition gallery Dandoy , Knokke Heist , Belgium.
1973 - Retrospective Grand Palais , Paris ( Société Nationale des Beaux- Arts).
1974 - Personal Exhibition Gallery Drouant , Paris .
1997 - Retrospective , Mayor of Chaumont (Marne) , Jesuit Chapel .
1978 - Personal exhibition gallery Dandoy , Knokke Heist , Belgium.
1981 - Personal exhibition Art Gallery Place Beauvau Paris .
1981 - Personal exhibition gallery Dandoy , Knokke Heist , Belgium.
1987 - Retrospective , Musee Denon, Chalon -sur- Saône .
1987 - Retrospective , Grand Palais, Paris ( Tribute Salon d'Automne ) .
1988 - Personal exhibition Art Gallery Beauvau instead. Paris .
1988 - Retrospective , Museum of the Bastion Saint -André , Antibes.
1991 - Retrospective , Crédit Mutuel de Bretagne , Brest .
1992 - Exhibition with Dynasty Alaux , Mairie d' Arcachon.
1992 - Exhibition with Dynasty Alaux , Gemmail Museum , Tours.
1993 - Retrospective , Mayor of La Ciotat - Chapel of the Penitents Bleus .
1997 - Retrospective , Mayor of Lyon.
2001 - Personal exhibition Galerie Michelle Boulet, Paris .
2005 - Retrospective in Auvergne (63) and Lailly -en- Val ( 45).
2006 - Personal exhibition Galerie Michelle Boulet, Paris .
2013 - Guest of honor at the fair of SNBA ( National Society of Fine Arts ) , Carrousel du Louvre, Paris
Prizes, awards [edit | edit the code]
1949 - First Prize of Posters du Faubourg St- Honoré " The Fables of La Fontaine ."
1949 - Silver Medal Exhibition of French Artists .
1950 - Award Posters Faubourg St- Honoré and Spring: " Tribute to Love " and " The Charm of Paris ."
1950 - First Prize at the International Competition "Portrait of Jennie" .
1951 - Gold Medal Exhibition of French Artists .
1955 - Prize of the Academy of Fine Arts .
1963 - Great Silver Medal of the City of Paris .
1970 - Prize for Cultural and Artistic Merit .
1972 - Price Puvis de Chavannes.
1974 - Grand Prix Painters Witnesses of Their Time .
1975 - Appointed Painter of the Navy (Department of Defense).
1979 - Prize of the City of Yokohama.
1980 - Grand Prix de l'Orangerie of Versailles .
1981 - Prize of the Taylor Foundation.
1989 - First Prize , Salon Chess , Le Havre .
1989 - President of the Salon d' Angers.
1989 - Issuance of Fluoroscopy Jacques Chancel " Jean -Pierre Alaux and Alaux dynasty ."
1990 - Award for Sculpture , Caen.
1993 - Grand Prize for Painting , Mairie of the Tenth Arrondissement , Paris .
1993 - Appointed Painter Air and Space (Ministry of Defence) .
1999 - Elected Vice -President of the Official Painter of the Navy.
2000 - Vermeil Medal of the City of Paris .
Decorations [edit | edit the code]
1988 - Appointed Knight of the Legion of Honour (Ministry of Culture).

Museums, monuments
The works of Jean -Pierre Alaux found in several French museums:
Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris,
Maritime Museum,
Denon Museum ( Chalon -sur- Saône )
Rapin Museum in Villeneuve -sur -Lot
Sursock Museum in Beirut
Ueno Museum in Japan , as well as in many private collections around the world .
Museum of the National School of Fine Arts
Museum of the Casa de Velázquez in Madrid.

Bibliography
1958 - JB Paoli - ( Informant ) My canvas and I collected about
1960 - Jean Chabanon - ( Painter ) If you were not a painter of the twentieth century
1964 - Micheline Sandre - ( Letters and Doctors ) Jean -Pierre Alaux , the other side of the mirror
1965 - The Art of Malice , Planet editions
1966 - Jean Chabanon - ( Painter ) A painter came nine of the past
1966 - Jacques Mousseau - ( Pexus # 3 ) In our ongoing Museum , Jean -Pierre Alaux
1966 - Micheline Sandre ( Letters and doctors) Jean -Pierre Alaux , Woman and Love
1994 - Gisele and Jean -Pierre Alaux - Dynasty Alaux
1996 - Alain Valtat Catalogue raisonné Painter Geoffroy Dauvergne ( 1922-1923 ) Seals 1996 - (notice no FRBNF35857851 BnF ) score of 4 - MY -388 D4 - ( ASIN B0014SHK60 )

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