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James COIGNARD

James COIGNARD

1925–2009, France

Name: James COIGNARD
Birth: 1925, France
Died: 2009

James Coignard, painter, ceramist, sculptor and etcher, was born in Tours in 1925. At the age of 23 and after a brief career in the French administration, he discovers the landscapes of the French Riviera and decides to study at Arts décoratifs in Nice. Four years later, he quits his job at the administration to commit himself entirely to his artistic career. The encounter with Paul Hervieu in 1950 is decisive. His collaboration with gallery Hervieu made him known in artistic circles, nationally and internationally and then particularly in Scandinavia. At the beginning of his career, art critics label James Coignard as a member of Ecole de Paris. Soon, his painting and ceramic distances themselves from those of his colleagues and he goes it alone. At the beginning of the sixties, he starts to work with glass but the technical turning point occurs in 1968 when his friend Henri Goetz discovers a new etching technique, using carborundum. Etching then becomes central in his work. At the same time, his career takes off internationally. He travels a lot, especially to Sweden and USA where he lives during a few years. 1978, James Coignard participates in the creation of the etching studio Pasnic, with which he starts a long collaboration. During the eighties, he shares his time between Paris and the French Riviera and takes an interest in artist’s books and publishing issues. He exhibits now all over the world, and is acknowledged as one of the greatest painter-etchers of his time. Until his decease in 2008, James Coignard was a prolific painter, sculptor and etcher and leaves behind an immense work.

1925
Birth in Tours, France.
1926 - 1942
His family moves to Paris where he studies.
1943 - 1948
He works at the French financial administration in Tours, France.
1948
Mutation to Villefranche-sur-Mer. He takes classes at Arts décoratifs in Nice.
1949
First exhibition in Beaulieu-sur-mer
. Encounters Braque, Matisse, Chagall.
1950
He obtains 1er price without competing at Arts décoratifs in Nice, France.
Decisive meeting with Paul Hervieu. Starts a long collaboration with gallery Hervieu in Nice.
Several exhibitions in Sweden.
1952
He leaves his job at the administration and Nice for Paris.
Encounter with Max Papart. Creation of a ceramic studio in Paris. First exhibitions in Scandinavia.
1953
Exhibition at Salon d’automne in Paris.
1954
Travels to Denmark.
1956
James Coignard marries Mireille Poupart and moves to Beaulieu-sur-Mer, where he creates a studio.
He works exclusively with Gallery Hervieu in Nice.
Exhibition at the museum of Malmö in Suède.
1958
Travels to Spain where he discovers the work of Clavé.
He stops ceramic.
1959
Birth of his daughter Pascale.
Atlan, Christine Boumeester, Goetz and Max Papart meet in his studio in Beaulieu-sur-Mer.
1961
He creates glass sculptures at Fucina Degli Angeli, Venice, Peggy Guggenheim Collection.
1962
Birth of his son David.
1963
Birth of his daughter Emmanuelle.
1964
Moves to Vallauris.
Obtains the prize Dorothy Gould in Nice
1966-1967
His work is bought by American museums for the first time.
Encounter with Georges Bénichou.
1968
Creation of his first carborundum etchings following the encounter with his friend Henri Goetz.
1969
Illustration of the poem l’Amour du plus lointain by Jean Marcenac for the publishing firm Le Vent d’Arles.
La Fucina Degli Angeli exhibits his glass sculptures in the USA.
He participates in the jury distributing the national diplomas of Beaux-arts and in reform commissions concerning artistic teaching.
1970
His glass sculptures are exhibited in German museums.
Encounter with A. Clavé.
1972
He is invited to the university of Ottawa and travels to Canada and USA.
1974
Travels to Israel.
1975
James Coignard creates fourteen tapestries in accordance to the technique “Art protis” in Brno, Czechoslovakia.
1976
Travel to Egypt.
1977
Creation of a series of bronze sculptures for the publishing firm F.B.
Visit to USA, where he stays. In the Murano studios, he creates a second series of glass sculptures for la Fucina Degli Angeli.
1978
Creation of the carborundum etching studio “Pasnic” in Paris with Pascal Gauvard and Nicolas du Mesnil du Buisson.
1979
Stay in USA. Travels to Algeria and Israel.
1980
Creation of two tapestries for Galerie La Demeure jn Paris.
1981
Creation of a series of paintings on etched background for F.B publishing firm, executed in eight examples: the oligotypes.
1982
The creation of a studio in Paris.
1983
Collaboration with the publishing firm Sémios in Paris.
Creation of a large panel for the Rothschild Foundation in Nice.
1984
Creation of nine tapestries in the Halaska studio in Stockholm for Sonet publishing firm.
He marries Sylvia Uryn, head of the publishing firm Sémios.
1985
He moves to New Orleans, where he creates a studio.
Travels to Mexico.
1987
Creation of the great triptych Le clavier for Sonet Studios in Stockholm.
1988
James Coignard leaves New Orleans and moves to the surroundings of Rambouillet.
1989
Birth of his son Simon.
1992
Creation of his studio in Cannes.
1995
He meet François Vecchio, collaboration with the gallery Vecchio in Cannes. Moves his studio in Antibes.

1996-2002
Numerous travels to Egypt, Tunisia, Turkey, Jordan, Greece, Morocco and Canada.
Creation of glass sculptures for the publishing firm Béringo in Venice, Italy.
2003-2005
Starts a close collaboration with Galleri GKM Siwert Bergström in Malmö, Sweden.
Several exhibitions in Sweden following the publishing of the catalogue l’ Œuvre gravé volume V, GKM publishing firm.
Creation of a new series of glass sculptures for Béringo publishing firm in Venice, Italy.
2006-2008
Numerous voyages: Egypt, Scandinavia, USA. Collaboration with gallery Bogéna in Saint Paul de Vence.
Creations of an artist’s book for Ariane publishing firm.
Creation of 47 etchings, presented in the catalogue l’Œuvre gravé volume VI, GKM publishing firm.

Until his decease at the French Riviera on March 7 2008, James Coignard stays a prolific painter and does not cease to create before his death at the age of 82.

Source: http://www.jamescoignard.net/en/james-coignard/biography

James Coignard föddes i Tours. Efter några år på ekonomiförvaltningen i Tours blev han förflyttad till Villefranche-sur-Mer 1948 där han kom att studera på Ecole des Arts décoratifs i Nice. Samma år inledde han ett samarbete med Galerie Paul Hervieu i Nice och 1952 blev han konstnär på heltid.

Coignards konstverk har visats på över 400 utställningar, flertalet i Centraleuropa och Skandinavien men även i Canada och i USA där han har verkat till stor del. Han hade sin första utställning i Sverige på Malmö Museum 1956 och 1968 ställde han ut på Franska Galleriet i Malmö. I början av 1970-talet inledde han ett samarbete med Galleri Östermalm i Stockholm ägt av Edition Sonet. De kom att representera honom i Skandinavien och editera ett flertal utgåvor av grafik. 2001 tog Galleri GKM Siwert Bergström i Malmö över rollen som Coignards företrädare.

Coignard finns representerad på ett stort antal museer världen över; Guggenheim Museum i New York, British Museum i London, South African National Gallery i Kapstaden för att nämna några. Coignard har framför allt uttryckt sig i olja på duk och karborundum gravyrer men även i glasskulpturer och keramik.

Source: Internet

Les Rouges by James COIGNARD

Les Rouges (1988)

Price SEK 43,000 (€4,576)
Estimated SEK 30,000
Untitled by James COIGNARD

Untitled

Price SEK 17,850 (€1,944)
Incl. buyer's premium
Estimated SEK 10,000–12,000
Au Fond Des Pages, The Complete Portfolio Comprising 10 Colour Carborundum by James COIGNARD

Au Fond Des Pages, The Complete Portfolio Comprising 10 Colour Carborundum

Price SEK 20,000 (€2,178)
Estimated SEK 25,000–30,000
Blocage Rouge by James COIGNARD

Blocage Rouge (1989)

Price SEK 20,000 (€2,210)
Estimated SEK 15,000–18,000
Deux Bleus Horizontaux by James COIGNARD

Deux Bleus Horizontaux

Price SEK 14,000 (€1,547)
Estimated SEK 8,000–12,000
Silhouette by James COIGNARD

Silhouette

Price EUR 1,100
Estimated EUR 1,000–1,500
Ville by James COIGNARD

Ville (1987)

Price SEK 40,000 (€4,596)
Estimated SEK 30,000–40,000
Tension Jaune En Ab by James COIGNARD

Tension Jaune En Ab (Executed ca. 1988)

Price SEK 12,000 (€1,398)
Estimated SEK 15,000–20,000
Composition by James COIGNARD

Composition

Price SEK 1,700 (€198)
Estimated SEK 2,000
Espace Urbain by James COIGNARD

Espace Urbain

Price SEK 12,000 (€1,349)
Estimated SEK 12,000–15,000
Le Chant Géométrique by James COIGNARD

Le Chant Géométrique

Price SEK 8,000 (€880)
Estimated SEK 8,000–10,000
Etude Reflective by James COIGNARD

Etude Reflective (1986)

Price USD 241 (€168)
Estimated USD 300–500
Composition by James COIGNARD

Composition

Price EUR 1,400
Estimated EUR 1,000–1,500
Untitled by James COIGNARD

Untitled

Price SEK 18,000 (€1,955)
Estimated SEK 20,000–25,000
Bleu Et Rouge by James COIGNARD

Bleu Et Rouge

Price SEK 20,000 (€2,052)
Estimated SEK 6,000
Komposition by James COIGNARD

Komposition

Price SEK 2,500 (€250)
Estimated SEK 2,000
Stilleben by James COIGNARD

Stilleben

Price SEK 4,000 (€391)
Estimated SEK 5,000
Composition by James COIGNARD

Composition

Price EUR 1,100
Estimated EUR 1,000–1,200
Komposition by James COIGNARD

Komposition

Price SEK 18,000 (€1,738)
Estimated SEK 18,000–20,000
Les Gemeaux by James COIGNARD

Les Gemeaux

Price SEK 30,000 (€2,897)
Estimated SEK 40,000–50,000

Komposition

Price SEK 3,500 (€342)
Estimated SEK 2,000
Tête Et Zone Perturbée by James COIGNARD

Tête Et Zone Perturbée

Price SEK 68,000 (€6,355)
Estimated SEK 30,000–40,000
Komposition by James COIGNARD

Komposition

Price SEK 15,000 (€1,402)
Estimated SEK 8,000–10,000
L Attelage by James COIGNARD

L Attelage

Price SEK 26,000 (€2,430)
Estimated SEK 18,000–20,000
Exterieurs by James COIGNARD

Exterieurs

Price SEK 62,000 (€5,794)
Estimated SEK 40,000–50,000