Christian Jequel, French (1935 - )
Born on January 16, 1935, in Ganges, in the Cevennes region of France, he grew up with the subjects of his paintings already around him, In the surrounding country life and rural scenes. His principle aim is to express all that lives and breaths around him. In 1960 Jequel had his first exhibition. He was later selected for the prestigious Salon des Peintres Temoins de leur Temps". He was invited to the Salon Comparison and to the National Society of Fine Art Exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris. From 1985 to the present he has had one-man exhibition in the nayor cities of france and has participated in numerous joint exhibitions in cities throughout the world. The French television station FR3 has broadcast two special programs featuring Jequel. One presenting a portrait of the artist and the other a live broadcast of the artist at work.
2007 He exhibits at “Art Shangaï” (China).
Solo exhibition at the “Galerie Lacydon” in Marseille.
Publication of the third book dedicated to his work.
2006 Solo exhibition in Dubai (United Arab Emirates).
He exhibits at "Beijing International Art"(China)
2005 Exhibits at “Art Shangai”(China).
2004 Solo exhibition at the “Galerie Lacydon” in Marseille.
Solo exhibition at the “Galerie Mazarin” in Toulon.
From this date every year Christian Jequel teachs his own knife technique at the Paint Academy of Moulin de Perrot.
2001 Solo exhibition at the “Galerie de Cannes”(Cannes).
1999 Solo exhibition at the “Galerie Mazarin” in Toulon.
Solo exhibition in Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire).
1998 Solo exhibition at the “Galerie Lacydon” in Marseille.
1997 Solo exhibition in Naple (Florida-USA).
1996 Solo exhibition at the “Galerie Mazarin” in Toulon.
Publication of the second book dedicated to his work.
1995 First exhibition at "Art Expo" in New-York.
1994 Solo exhibition in Carmel (California-USA).
1989 to 1990 The United States discovers Jequel through the “Lutece Galleries” in Carmel, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
1989 Publication of the first book dedicated to his work.
1985 to 1989 He exhibits in Paris as well as in the main cities in France.
He also exhibits in the United States, Japan, Spain, etc...
He is invited to participate to a number of televised programmes in one of which he paints live.
1985 He is guest of honour at the "Festival Européen d’Art".
1983 He is invited to the “Salon de la Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts” at the Grand Palais in Paris.
1979 First solo exhibition at the "Galerie d'Art de la Place Beauvau" in Paris
1973 The "Lacydon Gallery" in Marseille exhibits his work for the first time.
1960 to 1969 A period of study during which he discovers his technique of applying paint with a knife and develops his own methods and approaches.
1960 Date of his first solo exhibition.
1935 Christian Jequel is born on the 16 january of this year in Ganges in the Cévennes.