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Jacques Pellegrin

Born in 1944 - France

BIOGRAPHY

Jacques Pellegrin is a French painter of the Nouvelle Figuration. At first influenced by the classic realistic current, he discovers impressionism which influences his works until 1970.

He studied German Literature in Aix-en-Provence but decided to dedicate himself to painting full-time in 1980 when he started to research German expressionism. Jacques Pellegrin was influenced by fauvists and French expressionists such as Vincent van Gogh, André Derain, Albert Marquet, Kees van Dongen, and Henri Matisse. He was also inspired by artists of the Provence and Marseille schools, including Auguste Chabaud, Louis-Mathieu Verdilhan, and Pierre Ambrogiani.

He uses vivid colors and contours his figures with thick, black brushstrokes. Each painting tells a story, an anecdote, a memory. Strongly anchored in his time, when Pellegrin evokes the past, he doesn't do it with nostalgia, but with tenderness.

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EXHIBITIONS

1967 : Aix-en-Provence, Galerie La Provence Libérée
1969 : Aix-en-Provence, Galerie La Provence Libérée
1972 : Aix-en-Provence, Galerie des Cardeurs
1977 : Marseille, Galerie Le Tigre de Papier
1978 : Aix-en-Provence, Galerie Les Amis des Arts
1980 : Marseille, Galerie Mary
1983 : Aix-en-Provence, Galerie du Belvédère
1984 : Toulon, Galerie du Var-Matin
1986 : Marseille, Galerie La Poutre
1989 : Marseille, Galerie Chaix Bryan
1990 : Marseille, Galerie Forum Ars-Galicana
1991 : Marseille, Galerie Sylvestre
1993 : Ajaccio, Galerie La Marge
1993 : Lyon, Galerie Auguste Comte
1994 : Marseille, Galerie Montgrand
1995 : Ajaccio, Galerie La Marge
1995 - 1998 : Lyon, Galerie des Brotteaux
1997 : Aubenas, Château d'Aubenas
1998 : Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Galerie à l'Espace des Arts
2000 : Châteauneuf-le-Rouge, Musée Arteum
2001 : London, Summer's Arts Gallery
2001 : Tübingen, Casula Gallery
2005 - 2006 : Aix-en-Provence, Casula Gallery
2006 : Brussels, Lyon, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Galerie à l'Espace des Arts
2006 : Milan, Casula Gallery
2008 : Dubai, Art Phui
2009 : Marseille, Galerie Art 152
2009 : Brussels, Galerie à l'Espace des Arts
2009 - 2010 : Dubai, The Mojo Gallery
2010 : Casablanca, Galerie au 9
2010 : Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Musée Jouenne
2011 : Marrakech, Marrakech Art Fair
2012 : Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer, Grand Hôtel Les Lecques
2012 : Stockholm, La Petite Galerie Française
2012 : Guangzhou, Canton Art Fair
2012 : Paris, Salon d'Automne at Grand Palais
2012 : Shanghai, Shanghai Art Fair
2013 : Hong Kong, Asia Contemporary Art Show at Marriott hotel
2014 : Singapore, Ode to Art Gallery
2014 : Bouc-Bel-Air, Castle
2014 : Aix-en-Provence, City Hall

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