Jean Jansem, French (1920 - 2013)

Jean Jansem was born in 1920 in Seuleuze (Asia Minor). He spent his childhood in Salonika, Greece, and arrives in France at the age of 11 where he starts painting.

He takes evening courses in the Montparnasse quarter in Paris. Graduates the school of Arts Dératifs in 1938.
He often visits the atelier of "La Grande Chaumière" and exhibits his first oil painting at the "Salon des Indépendants" in 1939.

During numerous trips to Greece, Spain, Italy and the French province, he prepares the important themes of his exhibitions such as : the fishermen and the children of Greece, the children and the houses of Spain, the bullfighting, in Italy the landscapes, the processions, the italian markets, Venice the Laguna, the mascarade parades, the carnavals and in France the village marketplaces and the landscapes.

Since 1951 : Jansem has held exhibitions of his work in France (Paris, Amiens, Nantes, Avignon, Marseille, Nancy, Toulouse, Cannes, Mulhouse, Bayonville, Clermont-Ferrand...) and in other countries (Rome, Palermo, Lausanne, New-York, Chicago, Palm-Beach, London, Brussels, Montréal, Tokyo, Osaka, Beirut, Sao Paolo, Johannesburg, Germany, Art Expo New York and Los Angeles.

EXHIBITIONS
Galerie Doucet, Paris.1951
Galerie Hervé, Paris.1954, 1956, 1959, 1963
Wally Findlay Galleries, New York, Chicago, Palm Beach. 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1973
Galerie David et Garnier, Paris. 1965
Galerihe Lefevre Gallery, Londres 1966, 1968, 1972
Galerihe Lefevre Gallery, Londres Isy Brachot, Bruxelles, "Rétrospective". 1967
Galerie Moyon-Avenard, Nantes.1968, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1985,
Galerie Maurice Garnier, Paris 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977
Galerie Mitsukoshi, Tokyo. Rétrospective". 1974
Galerie Matignon, Paris. 1978, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1993
The Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg.1979, 1983
Châteauneuf-du-Pape."Rétrospective". 1979
Château de Val."Rétrospective". 1986
Château de Sedières."Rétrospective". 1986
Prntemps Ginza, Tokyo."Rétrospective des lithographies". 1993
Several exhibitions in Japan organized by Mainichi Communications Inc in 1996

1996
Exhibitions in Japanese museums
Azumino Jansem Museum
Navio Museum in Osaka
Daimaru Museum in Tokyo

1997
Exhibition "Atelier" - Matignon Gallery in Paris
Exhibition "Nature morte" - Flora Jansem Gallery in Paris

1998
Saga Paris - drawings, etchings, lithographs
Osaka - Gallery Hayakawa - drawing
Tokyo - Printemps Ginza - painting, drawing

Museum Collections:
France: Modern Art Museum, Paris; Poitiers Museum; Fontainebleau Museum; Ennery Museum
Japan: Jansem Museum, Tokyo; Azumino Jansem Museum, Nagano-Ken.
Russia: Modern Art Museum, Moscow
Armenia: National Museum ; Genocide Memorial of Armenia, Yerevan


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