Jean-Claude Gautrand

Born in 1932 - France

BIOGRAPHY

Jean-Claude Gautrand was born in 1932 in Sains-en-Gohelle (Pas-de-Calais).

In 1956, he joined the PTT photo-club in Paris and discovered the work of Otto Steinert Subjektive Fotografie. He exhibited for the first time in 1963. Jean-Claude Gautrand co-founded the avant-garde Libre Expression group with: Jean Dieuzaide, Riehl, Guilpin, Bilet, Senil...In 1964, he joined the 30x40 club and became vice-president.

As a journalist, critic or photographer, he has been collaborating with a number of French and International magazines since 1965, including Photo Ciné Revue, Nouveau Photo Cinéma, Photojournal and since 1990, Le Photographe.

Since this date as well, works of Jean-Claude Gautrand were bought by several museums, galleries and collections (Bibliothèque nationale, musée Réattu, musée Cantini, Paris Audiovisuel, galerie du Château d'eau (Toulouse), centre Georges-Pompidou, bibliothèque historique de la ville de Paris, BDIC, George Eastman House, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston...).

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EXHIBITIONS

1967
(Solo) Société française de photographie, Paris.
1968
(Solo) FNAC Paris – musée Cantini, Marseille.
1970
(Solo) Musée d'Art moderne de la ville de Paris, ARC Paris.
1972
(Group) Biennale de Paris.
(Solo) Centre international de séjour, Paris.
1977
(Solo) Artcurial, Photogalerie Paris – Canon Galerie, Genève.
Galerie municipale du Château d'eau, Toulouse puis Photographers'Gallery, Londres et Rencontres internationales de la photographie, Arles.
1978
(Solo) Musée Nicéphore Niépce, Chalon-sur-Saône (F).
1979
(Group) Centre culturel français, New York
(Solo) Galerie Paule Pia, Anvers (B).
1980
(Solo) Week Gallery Zürich (CH)
(Group) Five french photographers, Australian Center of Photography, Paddington (AUS).
1981
(Group) Ten Contemporary French Photographers (USA).
1983
(Solo) Berner Photo Gallery (S).
1989
(Group) Photofolie, Rodez (F).
1997
(Solo) Mémoires des lieux et des temps, Espace photographique de Paris.
(Solo) Regards croisés, Centre des bords de Marne, Le Perreux (F).
1998
(Group) Acquisitions récentes, bibliothèque historique de la ville de Paris.
(Group) Paris sous l'objectif, bibliothèque historique de la ville de Paris puis Kyoto – Beyrouth.
1999
(Group) Abécédaire d'une collection, musée Réattu, Arles.
(Solo) Vallées englouties, galerie .J.-P. Gapihan, Paris.
(Group) Paris sous l'objectif, Singapour – Prague Budapest – St-Pétersbourg.
2000
(Group) Collection G. Fèvre, galerie Laurent Herschtritt, Paris.
(Group) Paris 1840-1960, galerie Laurent Herschtritt, Paris.
(Group) Montparnasse vu par..., musée du Montparnasse, Paris. 2001
(Group) Trentenaire du SIRP de Royan (F).
(Group) Eaux plurielles, Vertou (F).
2002
(Solo) Itinéraire d'un photographe, 1960 - 2000, Roubaix (F).
(Solo) Villeneuve la Rivière – Itinéraire d'un photographe, 1960-2000.
(Solo) Pavillon Baltard, Nogent – Hommage.
(Solo) Forteresses du dérisoire, galerie Laurent Herschtritt, Paris.
2003
(Solo) Itinéraire d'un photographe 1960-2000, Centre régional de la photographie Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Douchy-les-Mines (F).
(Solo) Bercy, une ballade, Bercy Village, Paris.
2004
(Group) Galerie Léon Herschtritt, Paris.
(Solo) Chroniques arlésiennes, centre Iris, Paris.
2005
(Solo) Structures, Galerie photo à Montpellier
(Solo) Camp de Natzwiller Struthof, musée Réattu, Arles.
2006
(Solo) Métal-Minéral, Galerie Vrais Reves, Lyon


AWARDS

1965
Prix de la FIAP (paysages).
1967
Grand prix de la photographie d'avant-garde en Espagne.
1968
Grand prix des Arts de la ville de Marseille attribué par le Musée Cantini (démarrage de son activité créatrice).

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