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GARONNAIRE, Jean (<i>born</i> 1945), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
GARONNAIRE, Jean (born 1945), Painter

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French, 20th century, male.

Active in Picardy from 1972.

Born 13 March 1945, in St-Étienne.

Painter. Landscapes with figures.

Symbolism.

Jean Garonnaire's paintings have dreamy titles, such as Isle of Daydreams and What Young Girls Dream Of. They describe a mysterious, poetical world peopled by pale, enigmatic figures set against sad, dark, crumbling backgrounds.

Garonnaire began showing his work in group exhibitions in France in 1972,

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