12 facts about Jean Fernand

By Gwylym Owen

Jean Fernand (born 19 November 1948) is a French impressionist painter, lithographer, sculptor and illustrator.

Jean Fernand was born in 1948 in Orly, 30 kilometres (19 mi) south of Paris. His parents, who were Parisians, managed an industrial laundry. When he left the primary school, Jean Fernand passed his launderer certificate; he was for that reason destined to accept up the intimates business. His grandfather was a painter who as a consequence lacquered Napoleon’s tomb, so Fernand was already unconditionally interested in painting and drawing in the past childhood.[citation needed]

At the age of 16, he began to paint. He customary painting classes from several artists such as André Bergeron and Gozlan. From the age of 25, he gradually devoted himself to painting, gradually forming his style. In 1970, he opened an art studio in Orly.[citation needed]

His first exhibition took place in 1970 in the Salon des Indépendants in Paris. In the to come 70s, he showcased his works several period at the influential art gallery Galerie Ror Volmar. His works have plus been exhibited in galleries in Switzerland, Japan, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Belgium, Japan and the United States. During the seventies, he illustrated then some stories by Edgar Allan Poe for the publishing home Cercle Européen du Livre. He became contacts with the painter Francis Goubault, originally from Choisy-le-Roi. Together, they created stand-in frescoes.

He won several art prizes, including the first prize at Lézignan-Corbières in 2003.

He actually lives in Kōtō, Tokyo in Japan.

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