Jean MARZELLE (1916-2005)

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Jean MARZELLE (1916-2005)
Aix-en-Provence, 1950 Watercolor gouache over ink, signed, dated 50 and located lower right. 21.5 x 27 cm Jean MARZELLE (1916-2005) Attracted to painting at an early age, the young Marzelle tried his hand at copying the Old Masters. He entered the École des Beaux-Arts de Montpellier in the drawing section. In 1934, he took part in an exhibition organized by the Société des Peintres de l'Hérault. The following year, he moved to Paris and enrolled at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts. During the Second World War, he discovered that his Paris studio had been looted in his absence. In 1942, he was hired to assist François Desnoyer on a large-scale decoration for the Cachan town hall, Un Dimanche dans la banlieue parisienne. He went on to teach art history and decoration at the École Estienne Professional Center. In 1943, Marzelle had his first solo exhibition at Galerie Pittoresque. In 1945, Marzelle won the Prix Bernheim at the Salon d'Automne. The following year, he returned to the study and copying of the masters, destroying works and being appointed professor at the Ville de Paris. In 1949, Marzelle moved to the Aix-en-Provence region. In 1953, a major exhibition at Galerie Marcel Guiot, Paris. The Modern Gallery in New York presents Marzelle for the first time in the United States, thanks to its director, Jeanine Wolkenberg. Marzelle wins a prize at the Biennale de Menton. In 1957, he wins the Prix de la critique and a prize at the IV Biennale de Menton. In 1964, he illustrated Paul Verlaine's Lettres à un ami, published under the title Quinze jours en Hollande. In 1970, Jean Marzelle was the first winner of the International Portrait Prize founded by Paul-Louis Weiller. In 1974, he made his first trip to Guadeloupe to create a mosaic for the Raizet school in Les Abymes. He produced many drawings and works on paper, which were exhibited the following year at Galerie Guiot. In 1976, Marzelle created a mosaic, Paysage de Guadeloupe, for the Centre des Impôts in the 17th arrondissement of Paris. In 1977, he travels to Pointe-à-Pitre to create a mosaic for the Lycée Classique de Baimbridge. In 1982, on the occasion of the inauguration of the Galerie Jean-Pierre Joubert, a solo exhibition was devoted to his work.
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