Marcel Mouly, 1918 -
Marcel Mouly was born in Paris in 1918 and has been heavily influenced by the work of Picasso, Matisse and Braque. Marcel Mouly, now in his eighties, Mouly is the last living student of Pablo Picasso. He is acknowledged as one of the most outstanding contemporary artists of our century, whose unique style is immediately recognized around the world. His work is housed in the permanent collections of over 20 museums, including the Museum of Modern Art in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art in Japan, Museum of Modern Art in Helsinki, the Museum of Geneva, and the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris. Numerous books have been written about Mouly. In 1935, after studying painting at the French Academies, he began to show his work publicly. He was befriended by the great sculptor, Jacques Lipchitz, to whom he became a protege and was influenced by his approach to Cubism. In 1945 he participated at the Salon d'Automne, took part in the open art forums of the Ecole de Boulogne and studied with Leger, Pignon and Bertin in 1945.
His first one-person show was at the Libraire Bergamesque in Paris in 1949. Since that time he has had over 50 one-person exhibitions internationally including the countries of Brazil, Venezuela, the United States, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Sweden and Norway. He works with deep powerful colors which are used in the manner of the Fauvist painters Matisse, Dufy and Derain; however, color and the background architectural structure of the composition derive from synthetic cubism. Mouly has continued to gain in reputation and popularity so that today he is recognized as one of the important artists still linked with the great French masters of the early Twentieth Century. He has excelled as a painter and master printmaker and has been awarded the French National honors of Chevalier de l'order des Artes et Letteres in 1957 and the Premier Prix de Lithographie in 1973.
Recent Exhibitions include:
1996 - Musee de Changhai China
1997 - Kwai Fung Hip Gallery, Hong Kong
1997 - Park West Gallery, Michigan
1997 - Le Domaine Perdu Galerie Meyral Perigerd with his son Pierre, a sculptor
1998 - Philipps Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida
1999 - Opera Gallery, Paris
1999 - University Museum, Carbondale, Illinois with Pierre Mouly
1999 - Galerie Nolan Ranking, Houston, Texas with Pierre Mouly
2000 - Galerie du Chateau, Noirmoutier, France
2000 - Park West Gallery, Michigan