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Jean Messagier

The aim is not disguise nature, it is to make discoveries through it.

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Jean Messagier is born in the summer of 1920 in Paris. He spends his childhood between Paris and the Franche-Comte, where his family originates. He creates his first watercolors and drawings (1940) in the countryside of Franche-Comte, which becomes for him, subsequently, the ideal embodiment of his art. His early works are figurative, portraits and landscapes (including the landscape of banks of . . .

45 work(s) available

Sardanapale ...
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Sous le mufle d'une...
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Jeunes filles aux...
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Toulouse Lautrec to...
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Odeur de printemps
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Le casque du...
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Denti Leoni II
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Machine regarder
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Les mangeurs de vent
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Battle of June
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Tribute to Hymalaya
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Tous les ventres du...
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Moteur printemps
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Les droits de...
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Catastrophe...
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The cat
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The bison
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The sick dogs
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Characters II
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Tribute to Marie...
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L'atelier
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Miraut VI
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Mundial 70
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Eaters of ice
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Two characters
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Carte de visite de...
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The trout II
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The trout I
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Poste de commande...
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Gnisse de grand...
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The wedding
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Les pcheuses
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Le jardin des...
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L'entrevue du camp...
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Les mangeurs de...
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Pikes
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Composition
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Jeunes filles aux...
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Entre le Trsor et...
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La pture
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Summer I
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Several valleys
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The afternoon II
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Descent in the...
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Character I
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Catalogue(s) raisonné(s)

Catalogue(s) raisonné(s)
Les estampes et les sculptures, 1945-1974 , par Yves Rivire, Ed. Arts et Mtiers Graphiques, Paris, 1975 All the "catalogues raisonnés"

Bibliographic track & more

to read about the artist :
  • Jean Messagier , Dore Ashton et autres, Cat. Grand Palais, Paris, 1981
  • Jean Messagier , Louis Ucciani, Ed. Marval, Paris, 1992
  • Jean Messagier, Traces , Francette Messagier, Ed. No Typo, Besanon, 2006
  • Jean Messagier , Richard Leydier, Alain Jouffroy, Ed. Cercle dArt, 2007
To read from the artist :
  • Jean Messagier , P. Cabanne et J. Messagier, Cat. Fond. Maeght, 1983
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