James Coignard (born 1925)

Les champs jaunes

PriceGBP 6800.00 (Pound Sterling)

MediumOil & collage on canvas ,signed & incribed 'Les champs jaunes/JCoignard' verso

Dimensions31.75inch wide 16.00inch high (80.64 cm wide 40.64 cm high)

DescriptionBorn in Tours, France in 1925, the abstract artist James Coignard studied at the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs in Nice, (later apprenticed under the well-known painter Marchand des Raux) & Paris 1948-53, meeting with Braques, Matisse & Chagall frequently in 1950
In both his mixed media on canvas and his works on paper, James Coignard is known for his technical versatility. Coignard achieves a deep, heavy texture as a distinctive trait in his art.
"The painter is, like everybody, witness of his time...
I focus in my paintings on the anguishes and aggressions of mankind by my gesture of anger, dynamism and also of hope." James Coignard, 1995
Being also a printmaker Coignard was interested in the carborundum process of printmaking, developed by Henri Goetz in the 1960's. Goetz taught Miro, Max Papart, Clave, Coignard & others the use of carborundum for printmaking. Coignard is also an accomplished sculptor, working with such varied materials as bronze & glass.
Throughout the years he has exhibited in all major galleries & museums in the world

Exhibition HistoryBritish Museum, London
Dublin Museum, Dublin
Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe
Phoenix Art Museum
Musee d'Art Moderne, San Francisco
Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris
Gallery Goetz, Stuttgart
International Art Fairs, Basel, Chicago, New York
Flamingo Grafik, Falkenberg
Gallerie L'Obsidienne, Paris
Public collections:
BNF Bibliothèque Nationale de France - Paris, France
British Museum - London, United Kingdom
Phoenix Art Museum - Phoenix AZ, United States
SFMOMA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - San Francisco
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum - New York
The Israel Museum - Jerusalem, Israel
1989 James Coignard/Daniel Papiersky
Author: Pleynet M. - Paris, France ISBN : 2-906088-02-1

1987 James Coignard/Daniel Papiersky
Author: Pleynet M. - Paris, France ISBN : 2-87623-011-9
Catalogues raisonnés
1986 Catalogue Raisonné des Gravures de
James Coignard 1976-1986
Author: Bergstroem
Publisher: Editions Sonet - Paris, France ISBN : 91-85394-06-8

LiteratureBibl: Dictionnaire des peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs et graveurs by E. Benezit