approximate image size 13 3/4'' x 10 1/2'', frame size 22'' x 19''.
Pierre Jerome French 1905-1982
During his 50+ year career as an artist, he won several major awards, including awards at the Prix de Rome, in 1934; Gold Medal for French Artists in 1944; Knight in the Order of the Legion of Honour, in 1956; Officer in the Order of Academic Palms in 1969 and also won the Officer of the National Order of Merit award, in 1969.
Today, Jerome's paintings can be found in many important collections, including Musée de la Légion d'honneur, Museum of Chartres and Museum of Fine Arts, in Dunkirk.
His bold brushwork and powerful composition gives the painting a great sense of mood & atmosphere.
Pierre Jérôme, born January 20, 1905 in Dunkirk and died on March 11, 1982 in Paris, painter spent by the Prix de Rome in 1934 and professor at the Académie de la Grande Chaumiere and the Polytechnic .
1919: Back from the war, his father agrees to take him some lessons for it stands at the entrance examination of the École Bernard Palissy (now School of Applied Arts in the industry). Pierre is received. In the second year, he chose the decorative paint shop and gets the second prize. Tempering an inclination for painting that could lead only to a too random career, his father decided to form immediately a lucrative profession and registered apprenticeship at the Chambre Syndicale of jewelery, watches and silverware; there remains six months and then worked at a fairground for jewelry manufacturer in the area of the Temple. It was then that his vocation as a painter decides. He assiduously following evening classes while working as a jewelry designer from several manufacturers, particularly a sculptor and a jeweler. Later, he became a free student in the studio of painter Pierre Laurens. For some years, Pierre Jérôme continues to meet the creative controls of a workshop working for several jewelers in the Rue de la Paix, while remaining diligent every morning in the workshop of the School of Fine Arts. 1930: First acceptance to French Artists Salon. 1934: He finally won the First Grand Prix de Rome in Ulysses with the nymph Calypso. 1935: He arrives at the Villa Medici in Rome.
1938: It's back to Paris and works executed in Rome are on display at the Orangerie Museum in Paris. 1939: Charged by the Fine Arts to decorate one of the four inputs Pavilion water in Liege. He also painted a frieze evoking the provinces of North and East of France, for the Social Progress Exhibition in Lille. He often meets Raoul Dufy and became friends with Marc Havel chemical engineer and painter Jacques Maroger.
1944 He won the gold medal of the French Artists Salon with Portrait of Father Heidsieck. Sending it to the Salon causes the meeting with Christiane Fuchs, his future wife. His friend, the writer Lemagny, made him get a professorship in a painting academy of the Boulevard Saint-Germain, led by Mademoiselle Joubert. Subsequently, the Academy merged with the Académie Julian Dragon Street where Pierre Jérôme creates a pictorial composition courses. In the audience is John Bernheim that welcomes in his gallery.
1946: Mr. Torré, curator of the Museum of the Legion of Honor , the charge to paint the portraits of several generals Larminat, De Lattre de Tassigny and Bloch Assault. In parallel, he made other portraits, including those of Admiral Old Durand and Mr Jefferson Caffery Ambassador of the United States, Charles Tillon, former Minister of Aviation, which became one of his friends. He was appointed deputy member of the jury of the competition for the Grand Prix of Rome.
1948: By decree of the Minister of War, he became drawing master at the Ecole Polytechnique .
1949: First exhibition at the Bernheim Jeune gallery in the Faubourg Saint-Honoré. The exhibits in this gallery succession (1950, 1953, 1955, 1958 and 1959). He exhibited at the Salon of Drawing and Watercolor, Paris.
1954: He meets a great American collector, Mr Nathan Cummings, who will buy him many paintings. Becomes Member of the Autumn Salon.
1955: First exhibition at Liege in Belgium. Three great decorations for the new Hotel des Postes in Reims (historical subjects, three panels of 3.50 mx 1.75 m).
1956: He was appointed Knight in the Order of the Legion of Honour.
1957: Marriage of Pierre Jérôme Hélène Christiane Fuchs on June 14 at the Mairie of the 18th arrondissement of Paris.
1959: First exhibition in America, in Toronto, Canada.
1960: First exhibition in New York, Vercel gallery. In 1962.1963 and 1964 he exhibited again at the Romanet Vercel-Gallery (New York and Palm Beach, Florida).
1961: Exhibition at the Atelier Matignon in Paris. He was knighted in the Order of Academic Palms.
1964: Travel in Israel, which impresses many, especially the city of Jaffa. In return, he painted a series of vividly colored paintings more abstract trend.
1965: Painted strange Carnival at the request of a collector.
1967: Exhibition in the Gallery of the Ancients and Moderns in Paris. That year, he met Hervé Loilier, student of the Polytechnic, who became his spiritual heir and his first biographer.
1968: Exhibitions in Thouars (Deux-Sèvres) and Le Havre (Seine-Maritime). Jerome assumes the leadership of a workshop of painting and composition at the free Académie de la Grande Chaumiere, in the street of the same name in Paris, where a plate - Atelier Pierre Jérôme - still retains the memory of teaching.
1969: He is an Officer in the Order of Academic Palms and the National Order of Merit.
1970: Following a trip to Britain, he painted a series of studies that moving towards a new, freer.
1972: He retired from the Polytechnic School in June. Exhibition at the gallery Air France Montparnasse.
1976: Exhibition at museum Dunkirk, Dieppe, Le Mans.
1977: Exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts of Besancon.
1979: Exhibition at the Octavio Paz Library, Avenue Marceau in Paris.
1982: Death of Pierre Jérôme to his home, 15-Hegesippus Moreau Street, Paris 18th, March 11 at 4 am 30 am, at the age of seventy-seven.
1984: Exhibition at the Polytechnic.
2016: Exhibition "Pierre Jérôme. The master found "at Cristel Editor Art Centre, Saint-Malo from 16 April to 18 June 2016, where his major work, the strange Carnival, is shown to the public for the first time. This is the first act of a natural rehabilitation process for this great painter rediscoverd for the twenty-first century.
Awards and honors:
Prix de Rome in 1934
Gold Medal of the French Artists in 1944
Knight in the Order of the Legion of Honour in 1956
Officer in the Order of Academic Palms in 1969
Officer of the National Order of Merit in 1969
Museums and public collections:
Portrait of General Larminat, HST, 1946, Musée de la Légion d'honneur.
Portrait of General de Lattre de Tassigny, HST, 1946, Musée de la Légion d'honneur.
Portrait of General Bloch Assault, HST, 1946, Musée de la Légion d'honneur.
Tribute to Jean Bart, HST, 150 x 300 cm, 1976 Museum of Fine Arts in Dunkirk.
A table, 1940, Museum of the City of Paris.
Pierre Laurens on his deathbed, HST, 1932, Museum of Chartres.
Tobias Reumaux, "Peter Jerome," in Bulletin of the Union Faulconnier, Volume 33, 1936.
Raymond Cogniat Pierre Jérôme, exhibition catalog, 1959.
Girre Pierre, Pierre Jérôme. About Workshop 1970.
1868-1968. The Académie Julian is 100 years old, 1985.
Coutagne Denis, Pierre Jérôme, Paints. The strange carnival, exhibition catalog, Museum of Fine Arts in Dunkirk & Castle Museum of Dieppe & Tesse Museum at Le Mans 1976.
Coutagne Denis, Pierre Jérôme, The strange Carnival (paintings, drawings and pastels), exhibition catalog, Museum of Fine Arts in Besançon, 1977.
"Pierre Jérôme, the master found" in Public Place 40, March-April 2016.
"In Search of Pierre Jérôme, the enchanting" Christophe Penot (preface to Pierre Jérôme. Life and passions found a teacher in 2016.
Pierre Jérôme. Life and passions found a master biographical essay signed by the painter and professor Hervé Loilier Editions Cristel, 2016.
Benezit critical and documentary dictionary of painters, sculptors, designers, engravers, Gründ, Paris, 1999, Volume 7, p. 529: Article on Pierre Jérôme.