Jean-Pierre Cassigneul (French Born 1935)
Painter, lithographer, engraver, illustrator; murals, designs for tapestries.
Following in the tradition of the early 20th century French artists, Bonnard and Vuillard, Jean-Pierre Cassigneul is known for his charming and extremely popular Van Dongen-influenced paintings of women in floral hats, complete with frequent allusions to other aspects of the Années Folles.
Born in Paris in 1935, he studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris and held his first one-man exhibition there at the age of 17. Since then, his work has been exhibited extensively throughout Europe, Japan and the United States, including shows at the Galerie Tivey Faucon and Galerie Bellechase, Paris; Gallery Tamenaga, Japan and Wally Findlay Gallery, in New York.
Cassigneul has also illustrated several books, including "Le Tour de Malheur" by Joseph Kessel.
Jean-Pierre Cassigneul went on to exhibit in various group exhibitions, including the Salon d' Automne in Paris (of which he was member), the Salon de la Jeune Peinture, and Meubles Tabeaux (Furniture-Paintings), an exhibition held in 1977 at the Centre Beau-Bourg, where he showed a piece of occasional furniture in the Louis XIV manner, the doors and sides of, which were decorated with female figures.
He exhibited solo as of 1952, on a regular basis in France but also in New York, and Tokyo.