Jeannie Dumesnil

Born in 1926 - France


Jeannie Dumesnil (1926-2000).

Has her first shows in 1947 (at the age of 21) in several Parisian salons. Her paintings are figurative in the beginning and evolve towards abstraction in the '60s (a "fantastic inspiration blending dark visions and erotic fantasy"). Eric Mercier place her in the movement of the Jeune Peinture of 1950s.

"The paintings of Jeannie Dumesnil tell the mysterious encounter with the living world and the inanimate world. "

- Milan Kundera

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Expositions personnelles

- Galerie Palmes – Paris 1953
- Obelisk Gallery – Londres 1956
- Galerie Craven – Paris 1959
- Galerie Erval – Paris 1980, 1985, 1989 (Paysages imaginaires)
- Galerie Vieille du temple – Paris 1998

Expositions collectives

- Salon d’automne Paris 1947
- salon des moins de trente ans – Paris 1947 à 1953
- Salon de la jeune sculpture – Paris 1947 à 1953
- Salon grands et jeunes d’aujourd’hui – Paris 1965 à 1973
- Peinture française, Musée des Beaux Arts de Tours 1966
- Peinture française contemporaine, Maison de la culture du Havre 1968
- Face à face arts primitifs – Arts d’aujourd’hui , Abbaye de Saint Savin sur Gartempe
- Le belvédère de Mandiargues, Galerie Artcurial 1990

Musées et collections publiques

- Fonds national d'art contemporain, dont dépôt au Consulat général de France, Québec.
- Centre national d'art et de culture Georges-Pompidou, Paris.
- Musée de Dimona, Israël.
- Musée d'art moderne, Rio de Janeiro.

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