About the artist:
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.