Signed: bottom right Marzelle
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Period: French School of the 20th dated 1952
Technique: Watercolor on paper- In good condition
Size: with frame 51 x 38 cm - 20.1 x 15 inches - Without frame 39 x 26 cm - 15.4 x 10.2 inches
Setting: historical - Good
The Artist : MARZELLE Jean 1916/2005
Jean Marzelle, born on January 24, 1916 in Lauzun (Lot-et-Garonne) and died on August 11, 2005, is a French painter.
Attracted, very young by painting, and thanks to his regular visits to the Fabre Museum in Montpellier, the young Marzelle tried to paint copying the masters, especially Eugène Delacroix. He entered the drawing school at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Montpellier. He went to Paris and shared a workshop, 85 rue Mouffetard, with painters like himself. Marzelle enrolled at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris and was admitted to the Entrance Competition, known as the Galleries, so that he could draw on the ancient sculptures.
In 1942, he showed his work to the painter François Desnoyer. The latter encourages him to continue and hires him to assist him in the realization of a great decoration destined for the Town Hall of Cachan, a Sunday in the suburbs of Paris. The working group includes André Fougeron, Merle and Vaffier. Jacques Villon visits them as well as Charles Walch with whom he will become a friend.
The most important meeting is with Camille Renault, restaurateur, art dealer and artist patron installed in Puteaux.
In 1949, Marzelle settled in the region of Aix-en-Provence in the property called "La Grande Thumine", near the Sainte-Victoire mountain.
In 1951, his son François was born. In 1952, Marzelle discovers Spain (Madrid, Segovia, Avila and Toledo). He resumed his work as a copyist at the Prado (Francisco de Goya, Le Greco, Diego Vélasquez). In 1953, an important exhibition at the Galerie Marcel Guiot in Paris, the preface to the catalog was signed by Jean Bouret. The New York Modern Gallery presents Marzelle for the first time in the United States, thanks to its director, Jeanine Wolkenberg. Marzelle won a prize at the Biennale of Menton.
Jean Marzelle died on 11 August 2005. Since his death, three personal exhibitions have been devoted to him: in 2006 in Gentilly, in 2008 in conjunction with the Galerie Joubert and Galerie Bernheim-Jeune and in 2013 at the Mairie of the 6th arrondissement of Paris .
Jean Bouret, Marzelle, cat. Exhibition, Paris, Marcel Guiot Gallery, 1953.
Jean-Louis Bruch, Marzelle, Paris, ed. Jean-Pierre Joubert, coll. "Land of the Painters", 1992, 221 p.
Claude Aveline, Portrait of the bird that does not exist, 1957
Fifteen days in Holland: letters to a friend / by Paul Verlaine, Paris, ed. Vialetay, 1964, 159 p. (Original etchings by Jean Marzelle)
Awards and Recognition
1945: Bernheim Award
1953: Prize of the Biennale of Menton
1957: Prize of the Critique. Prize of the Biennale of Menton
1958: Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters
1970: International Portrait Award Paul-Louis Weiller
1973: Prix du Salon of the Val d'Oise
1978: Prize of the Salon of the City of Mantes-la-Jolie
Jean MARZELLE 1916/2005 - Landscape in Aix-en-Provence
Dimensions : 38 x 51 cm
Number of copies : 1
Delivery time : 3 days