"Jean Planque (1910-1998) The Beach"Jean Planque (1910-1998) La Plage, watercolor and red chalk, 32x25cm, stamp from the Planque workshop lower right. Provenance: Workshop of Jean Planque, Lausanne
Swiss collector and painter, Jean Planque worked for many years with the Galerie Beyeler as an art broker. He painted and drew a large part of his life but never exhibited his works. His first paintings made in Aix en Provence bear the influence of Cézanne. Little by little in contact with artists he rubs shoulders with like Dubuffet and Picasso, his art is transformed. He then approaches the avant-garde of the time, producing modern works close to Bissière, Tobey and Dubuffet. His collection of more than 300 paintings, drawings and sculptures, from Impressionism to the major artists of the 20th century (Cézanne, Monet, Van gogh, Degas, Bonnard Picasso, Braque, de Stael Dubuffet ...) as well as his own works are deposited at the Granet Museum in Aix en Provence since 2011. Exhibitions: Museums of Morges (Switzerland), Lausanne, Pont-Aven and Galerie des 3 Ormeaux-Portalis Aix en Provence.