Jean Jansem

Beloosesky Gallery is interested in purchasing original paintings by Jean Jansem. 

Please call (917) 749-4577 or email us at info@beloosesky.com

 

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.

 

Public Collections

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

 

Timeline

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 Matignon, Paris
2013
Died in a suburb of Paris, France

 

Exhibitions

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