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Born on September 19th, 1968 in La Flèche (La Sarthe, France), Francky Criquet comes from a family of second hand goods /scrap metal dealers. His father is from Fort de France, and his mother, born in Orbec (Calvados, France), is Normand.

From a very young age, Francky is fascinated by the artifacts surrounding him and namely, by drawings and paintings. His childhood leaves its mark, nurturing a desire to draw, paint and sculpt for pure pleasure and with a talent which is quickly obvious.

In 1978, at the age of just ten, he paints a mural at Verron primary school where he is a pupil. He paints another for his secondary school in 1980. That year, at the age of twelve, he wins First Prize in the “Young Painters Competition" (Prix de la Jeune Peinture) organized by the city of Le Mans. The following year, several of his drawings are exhibited in the town hall of La Flèche.

Fuelled by a thirst to learn, from a young age Francky Criquet turns his hand to restoring and completing old paintings and engravings discovered in the family storerooms.

At 18, he takes the decision to work in the antiques business, selling objects at various antiques markets and trade fairs. From time to time, he restores old paintings for other antiques dealers, some of which end up exhibited in museums (Nantes) or are purchased by art collectors.

His free time is given over to writing poetry, short stories and a passion for theatre. In parallel, he gives painting classes, draws, paints, sculpts, makes ceramics and exhibits his works in Nantes (Atelier les Transbordeurs in 1980, Atelier La Gobretière in 1992-93, Atelier d'Art d'Art in 1993-94).

In 1995, Francky Criquet leaves France for Andalusia, Spain where he spends one year painting in the studio of Julio Fernandez Ceballos Montalban, who becomes his painting master. The following year, he travels to England where he produces more than 300 paintings, all of which are later sold in the United States.

On his return to France in 1996, Francky Criquet turns his hand to a completely different project: the architecture and rehabilitation of a troglodyte site in the Maine and Loire. At the same time, he continues to exhibit works in Paris, Lyon and Marseille; in effect, he never stops creating: drawing, painting and sculpture, are, for him, a daily need, an unavoidable part of his existence, punctuated by exhibitions /performances for the general public, art lovers and collectors.

In 2003, exhibitions are organized by various galleries: in Brazil at the French Embassy in Sao Paulo, in Megen in The Netherlands and in Italy. The following year, his works are shown in New York and in Miami. Between 2005 and 2008, he regularly exhibits in China, where his gallery, Sangshan Art, organizes numerous exhibitions in Shanghaï, Beijing and HangZhou.

During this same period, he continues to show his works in France's major cities: Paris, Marseille, Lyon and La Rochelle. In 2010, he embarks on a partnership with a new Italian gallery, resulting in exhibitions in Rome, Montefalco and Brescia.

In 2013, the Archives Yves Klein, situated avenue du Maine in Paris, organizes an exhibition of his paintings and ceramics. Francky Criquet spends the following year working in his studio, producing sculptures and paintings, culminating with an exhibition of his works in Lyon (« La Galerie »).and now in Paris ("LaLoge")

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All artworks of Francky Criquet
Painting, La descente de la vie, Francky Criquet

La descente de la vie

Francky Criquet

Painting - 48 x 72 x 3.5 cm Painting - 18.9 x 28.3 x 1.4 inch

$1,660

Painting, Et dieu inventa les larmes, Francky Criquet

Et dieu inventa les larmes

Francky Criquet

Painting - 75 x 67 x 2.3 cm Painting - 29.5 x 26.4 x 0.9 inch

$1,660

Painting, Au delà des mots, Francky Criquet

Au delà des mots

Francky Criquet

Painting - 172 x 122 x 4 cm Painting - 67.7 x 48 x 1.6 inch

$5,200

Painting, La deuxième note, Francky Criquet

La deuxième note

Francky Criquet

Painting - 172 x 122 x 4 cm Painting - 67.7 x 48 x 1.6 inch

$5,200

Painting, Mourir et Peindre, Francky Criquet

Mourir et Peindre

Francky Criquet

Painting - 172 x 122 x 4 cm Painting - 67.7 x 48 x 1.6 inch

$5,200

Painting, Le manque de l'autre, Francky Criquet

Le manque de l'autre

Francky Criquet

Painting - 110 x 163 x 4 cm Painting - 43.3 x 64.2 x 1.6 inch

$3,873

Painting, Sans titre, Francky Criquet

Sans titre

Francky Criquet

Painting - 153 x 123 x 1 cm Painting - 60.2 x 48.4 x 0.4 inch

$5,643

Painting, La Joconde marche enfin, Francky Criquet

La Joconde marche enfin

Francky Criquet

Painting - 172 x 122 x 4 cm Painting - 67.7 x 48 x 1.6 inch

$5,200

Painting, Angel, Francky Criquet

Angel

Francky Criquet

Painting - 172 x 122 x 4 cm Painting - 67.7 x 48 x 1.6 inch

$4,537

Painting, Semper vivat, Francky Criquet

Semper vivat

Francky Criquet

Painting - 172 x 122 x 4 cm Painting - 67.7 x 48 x 1.6 inch

$4,537

Painting, Le parfum des couleurs, Francky Criquet

Le parfum des couleurs

Francky Criquet

Painting - 122 x 172 x 3 cm Painting - 48 x 67.7 x 1.2 inch

$5,200

Painting, Au fond du Coeur, Francky Criquet

Au fond du Coeur

Francky Criquet

Painting - 172 x 122 x 4 cm Painting - 67.7 x 48 x 1.6 inch

$4,537

Painting, Qui ne ressemble à rien, Francky Criquet

Qui ne ressemble à rien

Francky Criquet

Painting - 206 x 127 x 4 cm Painting - 81.1 x 50 x 1.6 inch

$7,192

Painting, Plus de peinture que de souvenirs, Francky Criquet

Plus de peinture que de souvenirs

Francky Criquet

Painting - 156 x 212 x 4 cm Painting - 61.4 x 83.5 x 1.6 inch

$8,188

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What is Francky Criquet’s artistic movement?

The artistic movements of the artists are: Narrative Figuration

When was Francky Criquet born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1968