Jean-Claude Gaugy "Sur Ma Table" Original Painting, Contemporary Expressionist
"Sur Ma Table" Original Painting, Large Size with Simple frame and Vibrant Colores, Purchase Price in 1994 was $4450 with Original invoice and Bio.
Jean-Claude Gaugy born on July 7th, 1944 in the midst of the German retreat from Lons-le Saunier, arrived like the bullet that ricocheted around the delivery room. He is the youngest son of a family with a centuries-old tradition as artists and artisans. From the age of 5, his grandfather Henri an ornamental ironworker, provided his earliest training in the arts. At 14, Gaugy left that small town in the Jura Mountains for Paris, the “City of Lights”. In Paris, 14 year-old Gaugy lived on the streets. He survived by sketching portraits in a supper club. The owner of the club recognizing his talent arranged for him to study at the École des Beaux Arts during the day. While working at the club, he met Salvador Dali, the famous surrealist painter. Dali, impressed by the work he saw, asked to see more and gave Gaugy his first gallery show at the age of 15. This gained his work showings in Brussels and Germany. The Soviet government purchased three of his large paintings at a group show at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris, and flew the young artist by consular jet to Moscow for museum installation of the works. 1966 brought Gaugy to the United States. He discovered little interest here in sculpture. Being endlessly creative, Gaugy brought his training as a sculptor to painting. He carves his subjects in wood much like another artist would draw with a pencil. Then applying layer upon layer of acrylic paint the painting grows, developing organically into the finished work. Jean-Claude Gaugy lived and worked in Boca Raton from 1986-1998. He moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1998. Semi-retired, he lives and works in Albuquerque, New Mexico with his wife, Mona Martin. He does only one show per year, the Arizona Fine Arts Expo in Scottsdale, AZ which takes place in January through March each year. Among his clients are: the Rockefeller Foundation, New York's Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, The National Foundation for Depressive Illnesses, which in 1991 unveiled Gaugy's 30-foot work at the National Building Museum in Washington D.C., The Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Hofstra Museum, NY, The Hirshorn Museum, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C., (former) President and Mrs. Bill Clinton, (former) President and Mrs. George W. Bush, Senator Orin Hatch, Washington, D.C.
- Condition Very Good,
- Size 49''x 37''
- Location Con. Room
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- System ID # 55254149
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