Tues Sept 28, & Wed Sept 29
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Croissy sur Seine
Six French Artists…Artists Exchange Program
Water Street Studios in partnership with Geneva's International Cultural Exchange Commission hosts a French artists exhibit that includes art works of six French Artists visiting from
Croissy sur Seine…And you are invited.
Exhibit at WSS 2nd floor gallery: Tues Sept 28th, & Wed Sept 29th 12-8 p
Opening reception: Tues Sept 28th, Gallery 28 in Geneva, IL 5:30 - 7:30 p
Six French Artists:
Maud Lewenhaupt-du Jeu, Jonathan Garner, Brigitte Garner, Josette Nicolle, Marie-Claude Bohnenblust, and Pierre Rannaud
Born Paris, 1927. A career in International Metals Trading and Commerce, Paris and Switzerland. Married with 3 children. Took up painting upon retirement and is self-taught.Honorary President of the 'Painters of Chatou'.Honorary Board member of the Societe Nationale des Beaux Arts, Paris.His works ...have been acquired by the Chatou Museum and 'Maison Fournaise' restaurant.Exhibitions in Grand Palais, Paris, numerous French galleries, New York, Holland, Switzerland, and Singapore.
Grew up in Stockholm, Sweden. Aged 20, she moved to Paris where she married and had five children. After many years drawing, she completed her artistic education at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, in Versailles, where she graduated in 1997.After working mainly on models and portraits on request..., using various techniques, she dedicated herself to pen and ink drawings with wash, working with calligraphic instruments, and to sculpture. She has worked with the Swedish sculptress Marilyn Hamilton-Gierow and with the Hungarian sculptor Zoltan Zsako.From 1997 to 2000 she worked in the Rumanian painter Ben Ami Koller's atelier.She exhibits in France and abroad and has obtained a number of awards, and is permanently represented in the following galleries: Fiumano Fine Art Gallery, London, Galleri 17, Stockholm, and Gavart Galerie, Paris.
Born Chicago, educated Highgate School, London and Jesus College, Cambridge. Oil executive (Sales and Trading) working in London and Paris.Married Brigitte Pittet (1969), 4 children.Since retirement, started art classes with Marie-Claude Bohnenblust and exhibited with 'Autre Chose' in Le Vésinet 2008 a...nd 2010.Working mainly in acrylique and initially figurative in style, is exploring semi-figurative and abstract forms and colors. Interested in the history of the Impressionists and is more apt at talking about them than imitating them.
Born Morges, Switzerland; educated Sens, France.Joined TWA in their Paris office, air hostess for 5 years covering Europe, Africa, and Asia.Married Jonathan Garner (1969), 4 children.Starting evening classes pottery lessons in London 1973, and with Elvire Cazalis, Chatou in 1976. Independent since 1990,... and gives private lessons.Works with stoneware and porcelain, producing mainly thrown utilitarian objects with her own glazes fired in either gas or electric kilns. More recently creating subjects around specific themes and forms; after a visit to Australia in 2000 vases inspired by indigenous trees, then bowls with perforated or cut-out shapes and currently porcelain in black and white.There is always a meticulous concern for purity of form and shape with a strong sense of harmony and bold use of color.
Born Gourin, Brittany.1961 graduated from the Academy of Plastic Arts, Paris. Worked 1961-65 with Ramelberg, a creator of textiles and modelling. 1981-89 worked in techniques of old paintings with Helene Legrand.Since 1990 joined the Atelier of Beaux Arts, Celle Saint Cloud.President of the Art Associa...tion of Croissy since 2001.
Born Arras, and went to Ecole Martenot, Neuilly-sur-Seine, studying the teaching of Plastic Art, followed by Beaux Arts, Paris.Worked in several art studios: Ofra Grinfeder, Ros Blasco, Belmonte, and Lisbeth Delisle specialising in ceramics, painting, and sculpturing.Since 1980 gives private teaching lessons in Art and Plastic Art to adults and children.At the same time continues to attend local art studios developing and exploring new techniques. A member of various Art associations: Marly-le-Roi, AIAP Paris, and Yvelines Contemporary Art.