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Jacques Germain

Born in 1915 - France

BIOGRAPHY

Jacques Germain was a prominent member of the Abstraction Lyrique group in post-war Paris, with Georges Mathieu, Vieira da Silva, and Riopelle. He was born in 1915 and died in 2001.

As a young artist he worked under Léger at the Académie Moderne in 1931 and Kandinsky at the Bauhaus in 1932. But it wasn’t until after the war that Germain first exhibited his work, at the Salon des Surindépendants of 1947. Painting with heightened gestural expression, Germain developed the powerful resonant style for which he is renowned. After 2 semesters at the Bauhaus, he went to Frankfurt where he studied with Willi Baumeister.

With the Nazis took the power, he returned to Paris and started working in advertising. During the Second World War, the artist was a prisoner for three years.

Upon his return to France, he dedicated himself to painting. In 1949, he had his first solo exhibition in Paris. Jacques Germain participated in many international exhibitions. Today his rating is higher and higher at auction houses.

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EXHIBITIONS

SELECTED SOLO SHOWS

1989
Galerie barbier, Paris

1988
Galerie Arnoux, Paris

1987
Galerie Jacques Barbier, Paris

1986
Galerie Jacques Barbier, Paris

1984
Galerie Coard, Paris

1980
Galerie Coard, Paris

1974
Galerie Sapiro, Paris

1968
Galerie Bongers, Paris

1967
Galerie Messine, Paris

1965
Galerie Kriegel, Paris

1964
Galerie Melisa, Lausanne

1963
Galerie le Divan, Paris

1961
Galerie Adrien Maeght, Paris ; Galerie Kriegel, Paris

1960
Galerie Dina Vierny, Paris

1959
Galerie Jacques Massol, Paris

1958
Galerie Jacques Massol, Paris ; Galerie André Schoeller, Paris

1957
Galerie Kaiser, Lausanne

1956
Galerie Michel Warren, Paris

1954
Galerie Michel Warren, Paris

1953
Galerie Pierre, Paris

1951
Galerie Franck, Franfort

1948
Galerie des Deux Isles, Paris


SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

2011
"Les Sujets de l’Abstraction (1946 – 1962); 101 masterpieces from the Gandur Foundation for Art, Geneva", Musée Fabre, Montpellier (France)

2010
"Abstractions", Galerie Pierre-Alain Challier, Paris (France)

2009
"un été pluriel", Galerie Gimpel & Müller, Paris (France)

1959
documenta 2, Documenta, Kassel (Germany)

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