Jean Jansem (French-Turkish 1920-2013)
Jean Jansem was born in 1920 in Seuleuze, Turkey. He spent his childhood in Salonika, Greece, and later moved to France at the age of 11; this was the time he started painting.
He took evening courses in the Montparnasse quarter in Paris and graduated from the school of Arts Dératifs in 1938.
He often visited the atelier of "La Grande Chaumière" and exhibited his first oil painting at the "Salon des Indépendants" in 1939.
During numerous trips to Greece, Spain, Italy and the French provinces, themes for his paintings centered around the fishermen and the children of Greece, the children and the houses of Spain, bullfighting scenes, Italian landscapes, processions, and market views, Venice, mascarade, carnivals, etc
From 1951 Jansem held exhibitions of his work in France (Paris, Amiens, Nantes, Avignon, Marseille, Nancy, Toulouse, Cannes, Mulhouse, Bayonville, Clermont-Ferrand...) and in other countries (Rome, Palermo, Lausanne, New-York, Chicago, Palm-Beach, London, Brussels, Montréal, Tokyo, Osaka, Beirut, Sao Paolo, Johannesburg, Germany, Art Expo New York and Los Angeles.
Galerie Doucet, Paris.1951
Galerie Hervé, Paris.1954, 1956, 1959, 1963
Wally Findlay Galleries, New York, Chicago, Palm Beach. 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1973
Galerie David et Garnier, Paris. 1965
Galerihe Lefevre Gallery, Londres 1966, 1968, 1972
Galerihe Lefevre Gallery, Londres Isy Brachot, Bruxelles, "Rétrospective". 1967
Galerie Moyon-Avenard, Nantes.1968, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1985,
Galerie Maurice Garnier, Paris 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977
Galerie Mitsukoshi, Tokyo. Rétrospective". 1974
Galerie Matignon, Paris. 1978, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1993
The Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg.1979, 1983
Château de Val."Rétrospective". 1986
Château de Sedières."Rétrospective". 1986
Prntemps Ginza, Tokyo."Rétrospective des lithographies". 1993
Several exhibitions in Japan organized by Mainichi Communications Inc in 1996
Exhibitions in Japanese museums
Azumino Jansem Museum
Navio Museum in Osaka
Daimaru Museum in Tokyo
Exhibition "Atelier" - Matignon Gallery in Paris
Exhibition "Nature morte" - Flora Jansem Gallery in Paris
Saga Paris - drawings, etchings, lithographs
Osaka - Gallery Hayakawa - drawing
Tokyo - Printemps Ginza - painting, drawing
France: Modern Art Museum, Paris; Poitiers Museum; Fontainebleau Museum; Ennery Museum
Japan: Jansem Museum, Tokyo; Azumino Jansem Museum, Nagano-Ken.
Russia: Modern Art Museum, Moscow
Armenia: National Museum ; Genocide Memorial of Armenia, Yerevan