Beloosesky Gallery is interested in purchasing original paintings by Jean Jansem.
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Jean Jansem was a French-Armenian painter. Known for his washy representational paintings of nude women, still lifes, and figures, Jansem painted with a variety of media that included gouache, watercolor, ink, and oil in a stylized and textural aesthetic.
Born on March 9, 1920 in Bursa, Turkey, he fled his home country and Greece in his early childhood, eventually settling in Paris, where he began to paint. Bolstered by study at the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs in the 1930s, his early work was concerned with his shifting national identity and uniquely global outlook.
Jansem work received critical attention throughout his career, garnering honors like induction into the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 1953, knighthood by the French Legion of Honour in 2003, and reception of a Medal of Honor from the President of Armenia in 2010.
He died in Paris, France on August 27, 2013.
Modern Art Museum, Paris, France
Poitiers Museum, France
Fontainebleau Museum, France
Ennery Museum, France
Jansem Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Azumino Jansem Museum, Nagano-Ken, Japan
Pushkint Museum, Moscow, Russia
Genocide Memorial of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia
National Museum of Yerevan, Armenia
1920 Born in Seuleuze (Bursa), former Armenian part of Turkey (Spent his early childhood in Salonique, Greece)
1936–1938 Ecole des Arts Décoratifs, Paris
1939 First painting shown at the Salon des independants, Paris
1940–1949 Attended La Grande Chaumière workshop in Montparnasse, Paris
1951 Populist Prize, France
1953 Antral Prize, France
1958 Biennale de Bruges Prize, Belgium
1958 Comparaison Prize, Mexico
1958 Voburitz Award
1958 Museum of Mexico Award
1969 Retrospective at Mitsukosi Corporation, Tokyo, Japan
1978 Opening of the Galerie Matignon, Paris to promote and distribute his work
1992 Opening of the Jansem Museum, Tokyo Ginza, Japan
1993 Opening of the Azumino Jansem Museum, Nagano-Ken, Japan
1997 Knight of the French Arts and Literature Order
2002 Emeritus Doctorate from the Republic of Armenia’s National Academy of Sciences
2003 Knight of the French Legion of Honour
2003 A series of 4 documentary films was produced about his life and work – DVD available in English, Japanese and French from Galerie
2013 Died in a suburb of Paris, France
2014 Jansem – 75 years of painting. Retrospective paintings, drawings, sculptures. Galerie Matignon, Paris.
2013 Hommage to Jansem – Galerie Matignon, Paris, France. Retrospective a his life’s work
2012 Jansem’s Studio Work – Galerie Matignon, Paris, France. Still life paintings and drawings .
2012 Art Paris Art Fair 2012, Grand Palais, Paris, presented by Galerie Matignon
2011 Jansem - Humanistic artist, organized by Antranik Youth Association, Beirut, Lebanon.
2011 100% Drawing, group exhibition, Galerie Matignon, Paris, France
2011 Engravings, group exhibition : Bernard Buffet, Salvador Dali, Jansem, Eric Lepoureau, Georges Rouault,
2011 Pascal Teffo, Galerie Matignon, Paris, France.
2010 Put your pen to paper, group exhibition, Galerie Matignon, Paris, France.
2010 European Fair of Contemporary Art, Saint-Brisson sur Loire, France.
2010 Jansem - Landscapes, Galerie l’Art Ancien, Orléans, France.
2010 Jansem, Château de la Barbinière, Galerie Viviane Henwood, Cholet, France
2009 Landscapes 1933-2009, paintings and drawings, Galerie Matignon, Paris, France
2008 Ballerinas 1968-2007, drawings, watercolor, pastels, Galerie Matignon, Paris, France.
2008 Jansem, Humanist Expressionist, Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.
2008 Erotic drawings, Galerie Matignon, Paris, France
2007 Portraits, drawings 1947-2006, Galerie Matignon, Paris
2007 22nd. Annual Exhibition, Galerie Rienzo, New York City, NY
2006 Dancers and Landscapes, paintings, Galerie Matignon, Paris
2005 Galerie Christiane Vallé, Clermont-Ferrand
2004 Les Murs, paintings, Galerie Matignon, Paris
2004 Retrospective, Château de Vascoeuil, Eure, France
2003 The weddings, paintings, Galerie Matignon, Paris
2003 Jean Jansem: Paintings of the 1980's, Galerie Rienzo, New York City, NY
2002 Paintings and drawings, Printemps Ginza, Tokyo
2002 Massacres, National Museum, Genocide Memorial, Erevan, Armenia
2001 Paintings and drawings, Ludwig von Saarlouis Museum, Germany
2001 Massacres, Galerie Matignon and Galerie Flora J., Paris
2001 Still Lifes by Modern Masters, Galerie Rienzo, New York City, NY
2000 Jean Jansem: Paintings & Works on Paper, Galerie Rienzo, New York City, NY
2000 Mythologies, Galerie Matignon, Paris
1999 Drawings, Azumino Jansem Museum, Nagano-Ken, Japan
1998 FIAC Saga, Paris – Galerie Flora J.
1998 Printemps Ginza, Tokyo
1998 Large format paintings and drawings, Galerie Matignon, Paris
1997 Retrospective, Navio Museum, Osaka, Japan
1997 Atelier, Galerie Matignon, Paris
1997 Galerie Flora J. Paris
1996 Printemps Ginza-Mainichi Tokyo
1996 Retrospective, Azumino Jansem Museum, Nagano-Ken and Daimaru Museum, Tokyo
1995 Works on Paper, Galerie Flora J. Paris
1994 La Maison des Arts Antony
1993 Galerie Matignon Paris
1992 Galerie Flora J. Paris