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Luce FOURMAUX

Peintre

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"The work of Luce Fourmaux is gazing at a world which is filled with wonder. Guided by her tenderness and respect, she invents representational solutions which allow for the humblest of things to find their just place. She purifies a perspective which has been darkened by too many cultural feelings, and this breathes in open air and space."

"Here is heartfelt painting which enchants you, rings out and is truly worth discovering."

"A vision of freshness and poetry which passes through dreams into an inborn sense of light."

Bibliography :
Guide Naïf des Provinces de France (Naive Art Guide of the French Provinces), by Marie-Christine Hugot (Editions Hervas).
La Cité et les Naïfs (The City and the Naive Artists), by Gilles Mermet (Editions Vilot).
L?Arbre et les Naïfs (The Tree and the Naive Artists), by Jacques Brosse (Editions Fourny).

Honours and Awards :
GQuinsac City Prize at the Biennial Naive Arts Festival in 1984.
Silver Medal - Aix-en-Provence in 1987.
Prize of Excellence ? Marseille in 1988.
Chevalier of the International Academy of Contemporary Arts with Gilded Silver Palms ? Enghein (Belgium) in 1992.
2nd Grand Prize for Painting at Versailles - "Printemps de la peinture" (Springtime of Painting) in 1994.
Naive Arts Prize from the City of Nice in 1997.
Gold Medal for "Mérite et Dévouement Français" in 1998.
Diploma from the "Arts ? Sciences ? Lettres" Academic Society in 1999.
Academician ? Art Division ? The Academia Internazional "Greci Marino" in April 2002.
Silver Cross for "Mérite et Dévouement Français" in May 2002.



Works in Museums :
Musée d'Art Moderne de Céret.
Musée d'Art Naïf de l'Ile-de-France à Vicq.
Musée d'Art Naïf Max Fourny à Paris
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Sherbrook (Canada)

Salons and Group Exhibitions :
Participation in salons in a large number of French cities, notably the Salon d?Automne, from 1987 to 1992. Member of the Association des Artistes Français since 1989 and the Salon Violet in Paris, Quebec, Washington, Brighton, Belgium and Switzerland.