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MERODACK-JEANNEAU, Alexis (1873 - 1919), Painter, watercolourist, sculptor, draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
MERODACK-JEANNEAU, Alexis (1873 - 1919), Painter, watercolourist, sculptor, draughtsman

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1873; died 1919.

Painter (gouache), watercolourist, sculptor, draughtsman. Scenes with figures, landscapes.

Merodack-Jeanneau played an important role in the world of the arts around 1900, and discovered Kandinsky and Archipenko. He was a real Fauvist, whose compositions were supported by geometric canvases, emphasised with vivid, flat colours and powerful contrasts, flat areas of blacks next to light colours and

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