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Jean-pierre Capron (1921-1997) Signed French Org Oil/canvas - Landscape, House, River, Nature

Jean-pierre Capron (1921-1997) Signed French Org Oil/canvas - Landscape, House, River, Nature

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"Jean-pierre Capron (1921-1997) Signed French Org Oil/canvas - Landscape, House, River, Nature"
Jean-Pierre CAPRON (1921-1997) - "Houses on the banks of the Avre" (titled on the back on a label: "Bord de l'Avre")
Listed : Artprice, Benezit, Akoun, Wikipedia ( and numerous various others
Reference Code : 144HST10F-JP.CAPRON

Original oil on original canvas, signed and dated (19)82 lower right, titled on the back (label).
Superb representation of a small hamlet located on the banks of the Avre (French river crossing the departments of Orne, Eure of which it is the tributary and Eure-et-Loir) where all the characteristics designating the simplicity, purity and modernism of Jean-Pierre CAPRON's work are brought together. The contrast of colors is powerful but never aggressive, the sobriety of the architecture of the houses and that of the surrounding nature, brings a real intimacy to the work but never leaves any room for any austerity.
A beautiful painting, elegant and bright. Very nice frame.

DIMENSIONS : Unframed : 46 x 55 cm - Framed : 65,4 x 6 x 74,6 cm

PROVENANCE : Recognized french public auction house (from private collection).

Painting : appears to be in perfect condition.
Frame : Beautiful vintage carved and molded Montparnasse type frame, in excellent general condition (age wear marks from time).

Jean-Pierre Capron was born on August 4, 1921 in Cannes. After his secondary studies he was destined for architecture which he abandoned to devote himself to painting. At the end of the war he enrolled at the National School of Fine Arts, where he had Bernard Buffet as a fellow student.
In 1950 Jean-Pierre Capron made his first private exhibition in Paris at Maurice Garnier, at the Visconti gallery. At this exhibition Mr. Jean Cassou, then chief curator of the Museum of Modern Art in Paris, bought a painting from him for this museum.
The following year he won the Conte-Carrière painting prize.
In 1952 he was selected for the Critics' Prize and for the Young Painting Prize.
Since that date, he has regularly exhibited in Paris (Galerie Drouant-David, then Galerie Drouant) and participated in numerous exhibitions abroad.
It was in 1961 that he had his first exhibition in the U.S.A. at the Pomeroy gallery in San Francisco; then in 1965 in Chicago and in 1966 in New York, at the Frank Partridge gallery.
From 1968 the distribution of the work of Jean-Pierre Capron is shared mainly between France, the United States and Japan.
It was in 1970 that he was taken over under contract by Maurice Garnier and joined the team of painters in his gallery: Bernard Buffet, Michel de Gallard, Jansem, Commère, Hauterive; he will be present with them at all the group exhibitions of the gallery.
In 1975, in this same Maurice Garnier gallery, he held an exhibition whose theme was “Greece and the Mediterranean”.
In the meantime he exhibited in New York, Houston and again in Chicago.
Since 1968 he has been regularly called upon to hold private exhibitions in Japan, first at the Nichido gallery, then since 1970 under the aegis of the Taménaga gallery. The last two took place in 1987 and 1988. He was also invited to the various prestigious exhibitions of this gallery, with Aïzpiri, Bardone, Brasilier, Buffet, Carzou, Jansem, Weisbuch.
At the same time, he participates each year in exhibitions, in the provinces and abroad, particularly in Canada, at the Martal gallery in Montreal.
In 1979 he signed a contract with the Wally Findlay gallery in Chicago, which organized his first exhibition in 1981 in the presence of the mayor of the city and a second in 1984.
The "New Vision" gallery commissioned several lithographs from him.
In 1985 he joined the new team of painters at the Guigné gallery in Paris.
In 1993 he exhibited at the Hénot Gallery in Enghien-les-Bains, then in 1996 at the Hénot Gallery in La Rochelle.
He died in July 1997.

- Autumn Salon (Partner)
- Salon of the National Fine Arts (Partner)
- “Comparisons” fair
- Salon of Painters Witnesses of their Time
- “Latin Lands” Fair
- Angers Autumn Fair

- Paris Museum of Modern Art
- Municipal Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris
- Poitiers Museum of Fine Arts
- Fontainebleau Museum of Contemporary Art
- Museum of Les Baux-de-Provence
- Petit Palais Museum in Geneva (Switzerland)
- Abbeg Zurich Foundation (Switzerland)
- American Universities (Cummings Donation)
- Rectorate of Rouen

- Marc Sandoz, Review of the friends of the museums of Poitiers, 1951.
- “J.-P. Capron", Jacques de Lacretelle of the French Academy and Raymond Cogniat, Inspector General of Fine Arts, The Notebooks of Painting, 1959.
- “J.-P. Capron”, Henri Asselin, La Revue française, January 1961. “J.-P. Capron", Jacques de Lacretelle of the French Academy, French Society of Regulators, 1967.
- "The Secret World of J.-P. Capron", Jean-Robert Delahaut, Terre d'Europe, July 1968.
- “J.-P. Capron : a cubism inherited from Romanesque art", B. Duplessis.

« Knowledge of Men », May 1986.
« To paint the essential: such is the high ambition of Jean-Pierre Capron who, thanks to his courage and his lucidity, succeeded in reaching Poetry and imposing it without ever using tricks or literature. Jean-Pierre Capron's paintings are of an incomparable purity and even of a disconcerting simplicity. They are like reflections of an inner clarity. The landscapes of this painter, who does not accept any compromise, require constant attention. So it is impossible to forget them. The universe of Jean-Pierre Capron is indeed unforgettable. He only wants to offer what is lasting in the world of appearances. A painter who allows us to dream and to have confidence in the future, in his future, in our future. »


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