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Pierre Jeanneret

Born in 1896 - France

BIOGRAPHY

Pierre Jeanneret is a French artist, born in 1896 and died in 1967.

He studied at the Fine Arts School of Geneva and worked with Auguste and Gustave Perret after his course.

Due to family ties, Pierre Jeanneret was able to work with his cousin, namely Le Corbusier. They created several projects together and did research work on architecture. Their collaboration began in 1922 when they wrote the « Cinq Points vers une Nouvelle Architecture ».

This manifest marked major progress in his sector, implementing the foundation for modern architecture. Villa Savoye is considered to be a seminal work to illustrate the five pillars of architecture.

With Le Corbusier, they began a construction site in India, to build low cost buildings. Le Corbusier left but Pierre Jeanneret stayed and became head architect. To lead these operations properly, he stayed on spot for 15 years. The construction site in Chandigarh became a reference of modern architecture.

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EXHIBITIONS

SOLO

2013
Pierre Jeanneret - Galerie Downtown, Paris
2009
Pierre Jeanneret - Chandigarh - Galerie Downtown, Paris
2007
Pierre Jeanneret: Chandigarh Project - Low Cost Furniture - Palais de l’Athénée, Geneva


GROUP

2015
Et La Scal, Issoire - Galerie Downtown, Paris
Downtown@monaco - Galerie Downtown, Paris
Downtown@Monaco - 11 COLUMBIA, Monaco
2014
The Modern Lens: International Photography and the Tate collection - Tate St. Ives, St. Ives, Cornwall
Fin De Siècle - SI Swiss Institute, New York City, NY
Masterpieces - Galerie Downtown, Paris
2012
Pierre Jeanneret et Le Corbusier - fiedler contemporary, Cologne
Authentic Colour - Centro Arti Visive Pescheria, Pesaro
At Home Living with Art & Design - The Columns, Seoul
2009
LE CORBUSIER Pierre Jeanneret Charlotte Perriand. Collezione “Cassina I Maestri” - CAMeC - Centro de Arte Moderna e Contemporanea della Spezia, La Spezia
Jean Prouvé Charlotte Perriand Pierre Jeanneret Le Corbusier - Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels
2008
Design Cities - Istanbul Modern, Istanbul
2007
20th Century Design Art - The Columns, Seoul
2006
Group show 50 - Jousse Entreprise, Paris
2004
Show Room - Jousse Entreprise, Paris
2002
Les objets à réaction poétique - Galerie Priska Pasquer, Cologne
Bauhaus-Möbel. Eine Legende wird besichtigt - Bauhaus Archiv, Berlin
1999
Hélène de Mandrot und La Maison de Artistes in La Sarraz - Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich
1977
Tendenzen der 20er Jahre - Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin

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