JANSEM

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Biography

1920   Born in Seuleuze (Bursa), former Armenian part of Turkey (Spent his early childhood in Salonique, Greece)

1936 – 1938  Ecole des Arts Decoratifs, Paris

1939   First painting shown at the Salon des Independants, Paris

1940 – 1949 Attended La Grande Chaumière workshop in Montparnasse, Paris

1951   Populist Prize, France

1953   Antral Prize, France

1958   Biennale de Bruges Prize, Belgium

1958   Comparaison Prize, Mexico

1958   Voburitz Award

1958   Museum of Mexico Award

1969   Retrospective at Mitsukosi Corporation, Tokyo, Japan

1978   Opening of the Galerie Matignon, Paris

1992   Opening of the Jansem Museum, Tokyo Ginza, Japan

1993   Opening of the Azumino Jansem Museum, Nagano-Ken, Japan

1997   Knight of the French Arts and Literature Order

2002   Emeritus Doctorate from the Republic of Armenia’s National Academy of Sciences

2003   Knight of the French Legion of Honor

2003  A series of 4 documentary films was produced about his life and work – DVD available in English, Japanese and French from Galerie Matignon, Paris.

Since 2007 Jansem’s works are permanently exposed at Arame Art Gallery, Yerevan, Armenia

2010   Jansem was awarded an Order of Honor of Armenia

 

 

 

Exhibitions

 

 2015  A Unique Art Show Featuring the Works of French-Armenian Artist Jean Jansem at Arame Art Gallery, Yerevan, Armenia

2013    French-Armenian art at Arame Art Gallery, Yerevan, Armenia

2010    New Masterpieces of Arame Gallery, Yerevan, Armenia

2009    Exhibition at Arame Art Gallery, Yerevan, Armenia

2007    Portraits, drawings 1947-2006, Galerie Matignon, Paris, France

2007    22nd  Annual Exhibition, Galerie Rienzo, New York, USA

2006    Dancers and Landscapes, paintings, Galerie Matignon, Paris, France

2005    Galerie Christiane Vallé, Clermont-Ferrand, France

2004    Les Murs, paintings, Galerie Matignon, Paris, France

2004    Retrospective, Château de Vascoeuil, Eure, France

2003    The weddings, paintings, Galerie Matignon, Paris, France

2003    Jean Jansem: Paintings of the 1980’s, Galerie Rienzo, New York, USA

2002    Paintings and drawings, Printemps Ginza, Tokyo, Japan

2002    Massacres, National Museum, Genocide Memorial, Yerevan, Armenia

2001    Paintings and drawings, Ludwig von Saarlouis Museum, Germany

2001    Massacres, Galerie Matignon and Galerie Flora J., Paris, France

2001    Still-lifes by Modern Masters, Galerie Rienzo, New York, USA

2000    Jean Jansem: Paintings & Works on Paper, Galerie Rienzo, New York, USA

2000    Mythologies, Galerie Matignon, Paris, France

1999    Drawings, Azumino Jansem Museum, Nagano-Ken, Japan

1998    FIAC Saga, Galerie Flora J., Paris, France

1998    Printemps Ginza, Tokyo, Japan

1998    Large format paintings and drawings, Galerie Matignon, Paris, France

1997    Retrospective, Navio Museum, Osaka, Japan

1997    Atelier, Galerie Matignon, Paris, France

1997    Galerie Flora J. Paris, France

1996    Printemps Ginza-Mainichi Tokyo, Japan

1996    Retrospective, Azumino Jansem Museum, Nagano-Ken and Daimaru Museum, Tokyo, Japan

1995    Works on Paper, Galerie Flora J., Paris, France

1994    La Maison des Arts Antony, France

1993    Galerie Matignon, Paris, France

1992    Galerie Flora J., Paris, France

 

 

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS
France:    Modern Art Museum, Paris; Poitiers Museum; Fontainebleau Museum; Musée d’Ennery
Japan:     Jansem Museum, Tokyo; Azumino Jansem Museum, Nagano-Ken
Russia:    Modern Art Museum, Moscow
Armenia: National Gallery of Armenia, Yerevan; Genocide Memorial of Armenia, Yerevan; Modern Art Museum of Armenia, Yerevan