JAMES COIGNARD Signed c. 1985 Original Oil Painting
This superb original painting is signed by the artist on the front lower right J. It is in excellent condition, measures 22" x 29 ½" and is matted and framed in a custom made gold leafed frame and silk mat for a total size of 35 ¼" x 42 ¾" (there is slight wear to the frame). Born in Tours in 1925, James Coignard moved to Paris with his parents at the age of three. Even as a child he had an insatiable appetite for drawing and painting. In 1948, at 23 years old, he made up his mind to become an artist and enrolled at the École des Arts Décoratifs in Nice. The following year he and his fellow artist, Marchand des Raux, staged a joint exhibition at the Musée de l'Ile de France in St Jean Cap Ferrat. Around the same time Coignard came into contact with the great Henri Matisse and was influenced by his work for a while before he began to seek his own way forward. His contact in the late 1950s with a number of Spanish artists and his special fascination for Catalan sculptures and frescoes proved decisive for his artistic development. Coignard's first Paris exhibition came in 1960. Since then he has exhibited in numerous galleries and museums, and is well represented in both private and public collections that include the Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco, California. In the late 1960s Coignard produced his first etchings in the gravure au carborundum technique. Earlier in the same decade he had also begun to create sculptures in bronze and glass, which he continued to produce parallel with his paintings and graphic work.
The item "JAMES COIGNARD Signed c. 1985 Original Oil Painting" is in sale since Monday, January 30, 2012. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "skf-fineart" and is located in Los Angeles, California.
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- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Region of Origin: Europe
- Size Type/Largest Dimension: Medium (Up to 30")
- Artist: James Coignard
- Style: Abstract
- Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
- Painting Surface: Paper
- Medium: Oil, pencil and paper collage on paper
- Date of Creation: 1970-1989
- Features: Framed
- Subject: Abstract