James Coignard

Born in 1925 - France

BIOGRAPHY

James Coignard is a painter, ceramic artist, sculptor and writer born in 1925 in Tours. He worked in the administration for 4 years. At the age of 23 he discovered the landscapes of the Cote d'Azur, and that helped him take the decision to study at the Decorative Arts School in Nice.

His meeting with Paul Hervieu in 1950 has been a turning point in his career. His collaboration with the Hervieu Gallery helped him become well known in the French artistic community and abroad, particularly in the Scandinavian countries.

At the beginning of his career, critics considered him to be a member the Paris School and his painting and ceramic pieces were very appreciated.

In the early 60s he began to work with glass. In 1986, his friend Henri Goetz discovered a new engraving technique that used carborundum, and this marked an evolution in his technique.

This is how engraving became a central aspect of his practice. At the same time, his career started to take an international dimension. He was travelling a lot, especially in Sweden and the United States where he lived for a few years.

In 1978 James Coignard started a steady collaboration with the Pasnic engraving workshop. In the 80s, he lived between Paris and the Côte d?Azur and took an interest in artists' books and publishing issues. He had numerous shows all over the world and became recognized as one of the greatest painters-engravers of his time.

Until his death, in 2008, he continued to produce paintings, sculptures and prints; he produced numerous pieces and left behind an immense body of work.

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EXHIBITIONS

SOLO SHOWS AND GROUP SHOWS

2010
Galerie Art Clipper, Helsinski (Finland)
Galerie Capazza, Nancay (France)
Galleri Bergström, Jonköping (Sweden)

2009
Vasa Konsthall Göteborg (Sweden)
Konstgalleri Vättern, Motala (Sweden)

2008
Galleri Scandinavia, Göteborg (Sweden)
Galleri Bergström, Båstad (Sweden)
Artothèque de Châtellerault (France)
Galleri GKM Siwert Bergström, Malmö (Sweden)

2007
Musée Faure, Aix les Bains (France)
Gallery Jane Griffiths, Val d’Isère (France)
Arsenat 2007, Paris (France)
Galerie Bogéna, Saint Paul de Vence (France)
Galleri Flamingo, Falkenberg (Sweden)
Galerie Jacques Levy, Paris (France)
Galerie Jean Marc Laïk, Coblence (Germany)
Kunst Und Verlaghaus de Bernardi, Hilden (Germany)
Galerie Hans Persoon, Veldhoven (Hollande)

2006
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, PA (Etats-Unis)
Editions Laurier Dubé, Paris (France)
Musée Ephémère, Montélimar (France)
Galerie Bogéna, Saint Paul de Vence (France)
Galerie Raphael 12, Francfort (Germany)
Kunst für Malabon, Herzogenrath (Germany)
Mollbrinks Konsthandel, Uppsala (Sweden)
Konstgalleri Vättern, Marstrand (Sweden)

2005
Galleri Nørballe, Middelfart (Denmark)
Galleri Bergström, Jönköping (Sweden)
Galleri GKM Siwert Bergström, Malmö (Sweden) Médiathèque Municipale de Contes (France)
Galerie Ute Mronz, Cologne (Germany)
Bibliothèque Municipale Louis Nucéra, Nice (France)
Konstgalleri Vättern, Motala (Sweden)
Galleri Victoria, Halmstad (Sweden)
Selart Gallery, Stockholm (Sweden)
Galleri Flesser, Helsingborg (Sweden)
Galleri Scandinavia, Göteborg (Sweden)
Galleri Bacchus, Borås (Sweden)
Galerie Jaeschke Braunchweig (Germany)
Galerie Lucette Herzog, Paris (France)
Galerie Theo Wijnhoven, Bruges (Belgium)

2004
Galerie Sundermann, Würzburg (Germany)
Galleri GKM Siwert Bergström, Malmö (Sweden)
Galerie Cour Saint-Pierre, Genève (Switzerland)
Galerie Bernd Bentler, Bonn (Germany)
Mollbrinks Konsthandel, Uppsala (Sweden)
Galleri Victoria, Halmstad (Sweden)
The Netherlands Gallery, Arnhem (Holland)
Galerie Capazza, Nançay (France)
Galleri Bergström, Båstad (Sweden)
Maison des Arts et Loisirs , Sochaux (France)
Selart Gallery, Stockholm (Sweden)
Konstgalleri Vättern, Motala (Sweden)
Galleri Mölndal, Mölndal (Sweden)
Galleri Scandinavia, Göteborg (Sweden)
Art Event, Lille, Galerie Capazza, Nançay (France)

2003
Galerie Theo Wijnhoven, Bruges (Belgium)
Galerie Raphael 12, Francfort (Germany)
Galerie Vecchio, Cannes (France)
Galerie Aparte, Paris (France)
Selart Gallery, Stockholm (Sweden)

2002
Galerie Lucette Herzog, Paris (France)
Galerie Ute Mronz, Cologne (Germany)
Caisse d’Epargne, Toulon (France)
Galleri Sonet, Stockholm (Sweden)
Alliance Française, Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg (Canada)
Galerie Bergeron, Ottawa (Canada)
Galerie les Trois Points, Montréal (Canada)

2001
Galleri Sonet, Stockholm (Sweden)
Galleri Scandinavia, Göteborg (Sweden)
St-Art, Strasbourg, Galerie Vecchio, Cannes (France)
Town and Country Art Fair, West Palm Beach, Floride (U.S.A)
Galerie Ducastel, Avignon (France)
Galerie Bentler, Bonn (Germany)
Galerie Raphael, Francfort (Germany)
Galerie Theo Wijnhoven, Bruges (Belgium)
Galleri H 31, Helsingborg (Sweden)
Galerie Vecchio, Cannes (France)

2000
Stockholm Art Fair, Galleri Sonet (Sweden)
Galleri GKM Siwert Bergström, Malmö (Sweden)
Galleri H 31, Helsingborg (Sweden)
Galerie E.C.A. Edition Mülheim (Germany)
St-Art, Strasbourg, Galerie Vecchio, Cannes (France)
Art Paris, Galerie Vecchio, Cannes (France)

1999
Galleri Sonet, Stockholm (Sweden)
Galerie Lucette Herzog, Paris (France)
St-Art, Strasbourg, Galerie Vecchio, Cannes (France)
Art Paris, Galerie Vecchio, Cannes (France)

1998
Galerie Bernardi, Aix-la-Chapelle (Germany)
Galerie Lamers, Dortmund (Germany)
Galerie Vecchio, Cannes (France)
Galerie Schweitzer (Luxembourg)
Litho-Art, Copenhague (Denmark)
Galerie Lucette Herzog, Paris (France)
Musée de Tours (France)
St-Art, Strasbourg, Galerie Vecchio, Cannes (France)

1997
Château Musée de Cagnes sur Mer (France)
Galerie Lucette Herzog, Paris (France)
Espace Malraux, Joué-lès-Tours (France)
Galerie Vecchio, Cannes (France)
Galerie Klüber, Weinheim (Germany)
Galerie Bentler, Bonn (Germany)
Fondation Carcan, Bruxelles (Belgium)
Galerie E.C.A. France, Paris (France)
Galerie Boisserée, Cologne (Germany)
Galerie Puri, Kassel (Germany)
St-Art, Strasbourg, Galerie Vecchio, Cannes (France)

1996
Galerie Petra Pfeiffer, Würzburg (Germany)
Galerie Raphael, Francfort (Germany)
Galerie Lucette Herzog, Paris (France)
Espace Chubac Tourette, Levens (France)
St-Art, Strasbourg, Galerie Vecchio, Cannes (France)

1995
SAGA, Paris (France)
Galerie Raubach, St Gallen (Switzerland)
Galerie Vecchio, Cannes (France)
Wallstrabengalerie, Mönchengladbach (Germany)
Art Multiple, Düsseldorf (Germany)
Galerie Lucien Schweitzer (Luxembourg)
Galerie Avant-Garde, Mannheim (Germany)
Galerie Palazzo Vecchio, Florence (Italia)
St-Art, Strasbourg, Galerie Vecchio, Cannes (France)

1994
Galerie Hansen, Bonn (Germany)
Galerie E.C.A. France, Paris (France)
Palais de l’Europe, Menton (France)
Atelier 80, Bordeaux (France)
Cynthia Bourne Gallery, Londres (England)
Galerie P. Pfeiffer Würzburg (Germany)
Galerie Raphael, Francfort (Germany)
Art Multiple, Düsseldorf (Germany)

1993
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Libourne (France)
Galerie Boisserée, Cologne (Germany)
Galerie Götz, Stuttgart (Germany)
Galerie Maurel, La Colle sur Loup (France)
Librairie Privat, Paris (France)
Nahan Galleries, New York, Etats Unis.
Art Multiple, Düsseldorf (Germany)

1992
Musée Gelsenkirchen (Germany)
Centre Culturel Français, Oslo (Norway)
Galerie Kiliansmühle, Lünen (Germany)
Galerie Bo 7, Bochun (Germany)
Galerie E.C.A. Atelier, Gelsenkirchen (Germany)
SAGA, Paris (France)
Galerie Nordstrand, Oslo (Norway)
Galerie Vetter, Düren (Germany)
Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin (Germany)
Galerie Art 204, Düsseldorf (Germany)
Galerie T.R, Dorsten (Germany)
Galerie Proarta, Zürich (Switzerland)
Die Gravüren, Essen (Germany)
Art Multiple, Düsseldorf (Germany)

1991
Galerie Couleur Temps, Gand (Belgium)
Galerie Mont des Arts, Bruxelles (Belgium)
Galerie Christof Weber, Berlin (Germany)

1990
Musée d’Art Moderne, Shiga (Japan)
Galerie Ducastel, Avignon (France)
Galerie Weber, Berlin (Germany)
Galerie Daniel Papierski, Paris (France)
Galerie Bo 7, Bochum (Germany)
Galleri Inter Art, Göteborg (Sweden)
Galleri Hultbergs, Stockholm (Sweden)
Galerie Shilling, Cologne (Germany)
Galerie Götz, Stuttgart (Germany)
Galerie Raphael, Francfort (Germany)
Galerie Michel Bohbot, Paris (France)

1989
Galerie E.C.A. Atelier, Gelsenkirchen (Germany)
Galerie Kiliansmühle, Lünen (Germany)
Galerie Aeblegaarden, Copenhague (Denmark)
Museum Frederikshavn (Denmark)
Arco Art Fair, Madrid, Espagne.
Galleri Östermalm, Stockholm. Suède.
Galerie Daniel Papierski, Paris (France)
Galerie du Luxembourg.
Galerie Galarte, Paris (France)
Nahan Galleries, New York (U.S.A)
Institut Français, Stockholm (Sweden)
Galerie 204, Düsseldorf (Germany)
Galerie Zuta, Wiesbaden (Germany)
Galleri Kråkeslätt, Bromölla (Sweden)

1988
Nahan Galleries, New York (U.S.A)
Stockholm Art Fair (Sweden)
Galerie Raphael, Francfort (Germany)
Galerie Pelin, Helsinki, Finlande.
Galerie Boisserée, Cologne (Germany)
Schloss Gracht, Lipplar (Germany)
Galerie E.C.A. Atelier Tent, Coblence (Germany)
Galleri Scandinavia, Göteborg (Sweden)
Die Gravure, Essen (Germany)
Galerie Bo 7, Bochum (Germany)
Galerie Art 204, Düsseldorf (Germany)
Galerie Götz, Stuttgart (Germany)

1987
Musée d’Oslo (Norway)
Dyansen Gallery, New York (U.S.A)
Gallery Patricia Judith, Boca Raton (U.S.A)
Galerie La Cour 21, Nantes (France)
Galleri Scandinavia, Göteborg (Sweden)
Galerie Aeblegaaden, Copenhague (Denmark)
Galerie Art 204, Düsseldorf (Germany)
Galerie l’Obsidienne, Paris (France)
Galerie Raphael, Francfort (Germany)
Musée de Soest (Germany)
Galerie E.C.A. Atelier, Gelsenkirchen et Coblence (Germany)
Agardhs Galleriet, Båstad (Sweden)

1986
Galerie Galarté, Paris (France)
Galerie de l’épée, Qimper (France)
Galerie Kutter (Luxembourg)
Galerie Paul Ludin, Bâle (Switzerland)
Galleri Östermalm, Stockholm (Sweden)
Galleri Alba, Ronneby (Sweden)
Galleri St Lars, Linköping (Sweden)
Galerie Raphael, Francfort (Germany)
Galerie Boisserée, Cologne (Germany)
Renjeau Galleries, Natick (U.S.A)
Femette’s Gallery of Art, Marshalltown (U.S.A)
Fredberg Galleries, Long Boat Key (U.S.A)
Dyansen Gallery, Los Angeles et San Francisco (U.S.A)

1985
Nahan Gallery, New Orléans (U.S.A)
Eleanor Jeck Gallery, Tucson (U.S.A)
Galerie Nanky de Vreeze, Amsterdam (Holland)
Galerie Götz, Stuttgart (Germany)
Galleri Korvetten, Göteborg (Sweden)
Galerie Nanky de Vreeze, Amsterdam (Holland)
Galerie Pelin, Helsinki, Finlande.
Windwood Gallery, New York (U.S.A)
Allard’s Gallery, Fresno (U.S.A)
Patricia Judith Art Gallery, Boca Raton (U.S.A)
Galeria Botello, Porto Rico (U.S.A)
Greenbaum’s Paterson (U.S.A)
Graphic Art Collection, Hallandale (U.S.A)
21 st Century Gallery, Englewood (U.S.A)
Universiy of Northen Colorado, Greeley (U.S.A)

1984
Galleri Östermalm, Stockholm (Sweden)
Galleri GKM, Siwert Bergström, Malmö (Sweden)
Galerie Raphael, Francfort (Germany)
Nixdorf, Neuhaus (Germany)
Galerie Carinthia, Klagenfurt (Austria)
Galerie Denis Hotz, Johannesburg (South Africa)
Galerie Cour Saint-Pierre, Genève (Switzerland)
Galleri Era, Karlstad (Sweden)
Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, New York (U.S.A)
Galleri Kunst Invest, Oslo (Norway)
Galerie Fersen, Antibes (France)
Galerie Pelin, Helsinki, Finlande.
Galerie E.C.A. Atelier, Bochum (Germany)

1983
Art Fair 14, Bâle (Switzerland)
Alex Rosenberg Gallery, New York (U.S.A)
The Art Collection, San Diégo (U.S.A)
Benjamin’s Gallery, Buffalo (U.S.A)
D.J. Lester Gallery, Los Angeles (U.S.A)
Circle Fine Art, Boston (U.S.A)
Galerie A.Gallo, Guadalajara, Mexique.
Galerie Epipeda, Athènes, Grèce.
Centrallasarettets Konstförening, Eskilstuna (Sweden)
Galleri Eklund, Umeå (Sweden)
Galleri Uddenberg, Göteborg (Sweden)

1982
Art Fair 13, Bâle (Switzerland)
Art Expo, New York (U.S.A)
Goldman Gallery, Haiffa (Israel)
Alex Rosenberg Gallery, New York (U.S.A)
Circle Fine Art Galleries, Chicago, Dallas,
San Francisco (U.S.A)
Concept Fine Art, Pittsburgh (U.S.A)
Cumberland Gallery, Nashville (U.S.A)
Hahn Gallery, Philadelphie (U.S.A)
L.Heidenberg Gallery, New York (U.S.A)
Galerie d’Endt, Amsterdam (Holland)
Galleri Östermalm , Stockholm (Sweden)
Galerie Kutter (Luxembourg)

1981
Art Fair 12, Bâle (Switzerland)
Wash’Art, Washington (U.S.A)
Art Expo, New York (U.S.A)
Art Fair, San Francisco (U.S.A)
Gallery Art Center Marina, Los Angeles (U.S.A)
Galleri Östermalm, Stockholm (Sweden)
Galerie Kutter (Luxembourg)
Galleri Riis, Oslo (Norway)
Galerie Hilger, Salzburg (Austria)
Galerie Richter, Jaffa (Israel)

1980
Galerie Kutter (Luxembourg)
Galerie Lucette Herzog, Aix en Provence (France)
Fine Line Art Gallery, Toronto (Canada)
GBM Galerie Internationale, Royal Oak (U.S.A)
Galerie Silkeborg, Silkeborg (Denmark)
Art Fair 11, Bâle (Switzerland)
Galerie Carinthia, Klagenfurt (Austria)
Art Center, Marina, Los Angeles (U.S.A)
Art Expo West, Los Angeles (U.S.A)
Alex Rosenberg Gallery, New York (U.S.A)

1979
Nahan Gallery, New Orléans (U.S.A)
Harris Gallery, Houston (U.S.A)
Graphik-Salon Gerhart Söhn, Düsseldorf (Germany)
Galerie Semiha Huber, Zurich (Switzerland)
Art Fair 10, Bâle (Switzerland)
De Vorzon Gallery, Los Angeles (U.S.A)
Galerie Nach Sechs, Augsbourg (Germany)
Wash’Art, Washington (U.S.A)
Galerie Gabriel, Vienne (Austria)
Galerie Internationale, Ribe (Denmark)
Galerie Talma, Tel Aviv (Israel)
L.Heidenberg Gallery, New York (U.S.A)
Galerie 14, Odense (Denmark)
Galleriet, Copenhague (Denmark)
Galerie Atmosphère, Malmö (Sweden)
Galerie Grand-rue, Karlskrona (Sweden)
Galleri Cameol, Göteborg (Sweden)
Agardhs Galleriet, Båstad (Sweden)
Exposition Internationale, Tel Aviv (Israel)

1978
Galleri Östermalm, Stockholm (Sweden)
Galerie Kutter (Luxembourg)
Galerie Wittenbrick, Ratisbonne (Germany)
Art Fair 9, Bâle (Switzerland)
Galerie Lévy, Hambourg (Germany)
Galerie Actu Art, Helsingør (Denmark)
Galerie Amstutz, Zurich (Switzerland)
Exposition internationale, Tel Aviv (Israel)
Galleri Kopparmöllan, Helsingborg (Sweden)
Wash’Art, Washington (U.S.A)

1977
Nahan Gallery, New Orléans (U.S.A)
Galleri Ess, Borås (Sweden)
Galerie Koch, Hanovre (Germany)
L.Heidenberg Gallery, New York (U.S.A)
Wash’Art, Washington (U.S.A)
Art Fair 8, Bâle (Switzerland)
Galleri Östermalm, Stockholm (Sweden)
Galerie Hervieu, Malmö (Sweden)
Galerie Internationale, Ribe (Denmark)
Galerie Amstutz, Zurich (Switzerland)
Galerie Vision-Nouvelle, Paris (France)
Galleri Narup, Östersund (Sweden)
Galleri Alba, Ronneby (Sweden)

1976
Galerie International, Le Cap (South Africa)
Galleri Uddenberg, Göteborg (Sweden)
Galerie Langhoff, Kolding (Denmark)
Galerie Kutter (Luxembourg)
Galerie d’Orsay, Cannes (France)
Galerie Vision Nouvelle, Jérusalem (Israel)
Galerie Selearte, Padoue (Italia)
Galerie Egloff, Bâle (Switzerland)
Galerie Cour Saint-Pierre, Genève (Switzerland)
Galerie Internationale, Ribe (Denmark)
Galerie Marion Scott, Vancouver (Canada)
Art Fair 7, Bâle (Switzerland)
Galerie Lucette Herzog, Orléans (France)
Galerie R.Lemay, Ottawa (Canada)
Galerie l’Art français, Montréal (Canada)
Kunstmarkt, Düsseldorf (Germany)
Galerie Paul Ludin, Bâle (Switzerland)
Galleri Riis, Trondheim (Norway)
Galleri Ofelia, Sundsvall (Sweden)
Galerie Hesler, Munich (Germany)

1975
Galerie Hilbur, Karlsruhe (Germany)
Galerie Saint-Germain, Paris (France)
Horizon Graphics, El Paso (U.S.A)
Graphics Gallery, Sidney, Australie.
Galerie Convergence, Nantes (France)
Art Fair 6, Bâle (Switzerland)
Galerie des Maitres Contemporains, Aix-en-Provence (France)
Centre d’Art La Grafica, Milan (Italia)
Galerie Hervieu, Malmö (Sweden)
Galleri Östermalm, Stockholm (Sweden)
Galleri Era, Karlstad (Sweden)

1974
Galleri Östermalm, Stockholm (Sweden)
Galleri Örebro, Örebro (Sweden)
Galerie Hervieu, Malmö (Sweden)
Bibliothèque Municipale, Tours (France)
Galleri Riis, Trondheim (Norway)
Centre d’Art La Grafica, Milan (Italia)
Galerie Talma, Tel Aviv (Israel)
Galerie l’Expression, Strasbourg (France)
Centre d’Art Settimiano, Rome (Italia)
Galerie Schindler, Berne (Switzerland)
Galerie Cour Saint-Pierre, Genève (Switzerland)

1973
Galerie Camille Renault, Paris (France)
Galerie Soleil, Paris (France)
Galerie Vision Nouvelle, Paris (France)

1972
Université d’Ottawa (Canada)
Nahan Gallery, New Orléans (U.S.A)
Galerie Camille Renault, Paris (France)
Galerie Cour Saint-Pierre, Genève (Switzerland)
Centre d’Art, Montreux (Switzerland)
Gallery Gimpel, New York (U.S.A)
Centre d’Art Settimiano, Rome (Italia)

1970
Galerie Goethe, Bolzano (Italia)
Galerie Le Troc, Rome (Italia)
Galleri Östermalm, Stockholm (Sweden)

1969
Musée d’Art et d’Histoire, St Denis (France)
Galerie Hervieu, Saint Paul de Vence (France)

1968
Franska Galleriet, Malmö (Sweden)

1966-1967
Wolfard’s Gallery, Rochester, New York (U.S.A)
Musées de Miami et de San Diego (U.S.A)

1964
Prix Dorothy Gould – Nice : exposition à Juan les Pins (France)

1963
Alessandrio Gallery, New York (U.S.A)
Galerie La Colombe, Vallauris (France)

1961
Galerie Drouant, Paris (France)
Galerie Il Canale, Venise (Italia)

1960
Musée Ripagården, Båstad (Sweden)

1959
Galerie Drouant, Paris (France)
Galerie Colombe d’or, Vallauris (France)

1957
Galerie Ferrero, Genève (Switzerland)
Collector’s Gallery, New York (U.S.A)

1956
Musée de Malmö (Sweden)







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