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ARCHIGUILLE
TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S
Brief Synopsis
About Archiguille
CV + Exhibitions
Honors+Awards
About the Venue
About the Programme
BRIEF SYNOPSIS OF
ARCHIGUILLE’S EXHIBITION
Project:
Exhibiting:
ARCHIGUILLE EXHIBITION
November 8 – December 6, 2007
Russian Academy of Art, Moscow
Exhibition will be held under the Patronage of
the Chambre de Commerce Suisse Romande
-Russie, Ukraine, Bélarus, Kazakhstan
The exhibition is a retrospective of 75 works by
a legendary Franco-Swiss painter Archiguille
who turned 75 this year.
Archiguille is the founder of the School of
Transfiguration and is one of the few living
artists of the Montmartre Époque.
Archiguille has exhibited in most major world
cities and his work graces prestigious museums and important private collections.
He was raised as knight «des Beaux-Arts» of
the Russian Academy of Art in Moscow earlier
this year.
Russian Academy of Art:
Russian Academy of Art was established in
1757.
This year the Academy celebrates 250th Anniversary.
It is the most influential internationally acknowledged art institution in Russia.
It is located on a very popular street in the centre of Moscow (19, Pretchistenka).
ABOUT ARCHIGUILLE
Augustin François Guille
called «Archiguille»
Probably the most talented painter of his generation as announced by André Malraux
(1901- 1976), Archiguille has long enjoyed a
prestigious following among international private collectors and art connoisseurs.
Following a childhood during the war years in
the south of France Archiguille was drawn to
painting, as a means of expression of his
deeper emotions and experiences. He began,
when at school, to be fascinated with the letters of the alphabet, which led in turn to forays
into the oriental art of calligraphy. His time
spent among the well-known painters of that
époque in Montmartre, their mutual trials and
errors in experimenting with new mediums and
techniques and his meeting with George
Braque were all key factors in the development
of his works.
In the years 1958 - 1967 Archiguille founded
the school of Transfiguration – capturing of the
spiritual or otherworldly vision of earthly things
and the relaying of that sense of the mystical to
the viewer. He has moved from the pragmatic
young figurative painter to the years of
«sagesse» where the richness and emotional
eloquence of his works can only be compared
to the greatest painters of the 20th century.
His art works can be found in collections of
François Mitterrand, Jacqueline Kennedy, Coco
Chanel, Ari Onassis, Barbara Bush, the Emperor of Japan, the King of Morocco, Sophia
Loren, Robert De Niro, the King of Spain,
French Mission at the United Nations in
Geneva, David Rockefeller and Barbara
Streisand.
His paintings grace some of the most prestigious museums of contemporary art in the
world: Paris, New York, Chicago, Houston and
Tokyo as well as the Berheim Jeune Gallery in
Paris, Princeton University, Club 13 and the
Parisian Tuileries.
The magnanimous nature and dynamic personality of François Archiguille has been well
documented by Françoise Sagan (French premier writer and intellectual).
He grew from a little known artist from Languedoc in France into a cult figure on the Montmartre with almost a fanatical following in the
art world in Europe.
www.archiguille.com
CV AND EXHIBITIONS
1932
Birth of Augustin Francois Guille on
May 17 in Ales.
1939-45 Childhood in Vendargues under
German Occupation. First trials with
ink and drawing of letters.
1946-48 Arts and Crafts Educational Centre,
Saint Jodard, Loire.
1952
Arrival in Paris. Works at the Stamp
Atelier in Paris.
1953
Exhibition at the bookstore of the
“Le Signe” Institute in Paris
1956
Meeting with Georges Braque.
1957
First sales. Lyric abstraction.
Synthesis of cubism and fauvism.
1958
Course by Professor Lemagny,
(Prize of Rome for painting),
Fine Arts Academy
1968
Exhibition at the National Modern
Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan.
1969
Exhibition in Houston, Norbert
Gallery.
1973
A series of Transfigurations
with mirror and laces.
1974
Production of a fresco
at the St Eulalie Church in Borne.
1975
Return to Paris. “July-August”
Exhibition at the Jardin des Tuileries.
1980
Arrival in Switzerland.
Madame Gisèle Archiguille, Archiguille,
Madame Natalia Paleeva, Monsieur Zurab Tsereteli.
1989 Trip to China. Exhibition cancelled
due to the Revolution in China.
1992 Exhibition at the Musée Athénée
organised by the «Musée des
Beaux-Arts», Geneva
1994 Exhibition at Credit Suisse, Geneva,
Switzerland.
1995 Exhibitions at Seibu, a large
department store in Tokyo, Japan;
Los Angeles and in Luxembourg.
1997 Exhibition at the Palace,
Monte-Carlo.
1998 Atlanta, USA: Exhibition held
at the French Embassy
2000 Exhibition at the Espace Pierre
Cardin, Paris.
2001 Decoration of the polyester cows
of natural size.1st Prize. Geneva
Exhibition at the Mohammed v.
Rabat’s Theatre, Morocco.
2003 Geneva, Switzerland:
Archiguille Premier Exhibition
2004 Exhibition at the United Nations,
Palais des Nations, Geneva,
Switzerland
2007 Exhibition at the Palau de la Musica
in Valencia, 33rd America’s Cup,
Spain.
HONORS AND AWARDS
2007
2004
1991
1989
Archiguille was raised as knight «des Beaux-Arts» at the Russian Academy of Art
in Moscow. He is the Honorary Member of the Academy.
Nominated by Prince Albert, President of «La Croix-Rouge Monégasque» to be honored
during the annual Gala held in Monaco. Archiguille’s works are exhibited at the Charity
Gala de Croix-Rouge.
1st European Excellence Prize for Painting, Luxembourg
Recipient of the World’s Most Elegant Man Award 1989 by «Le Best de la Haute
Couture Internationale»
ABOUT THE VENUE
ABOUT THE PROGRAMME
Press conference
Venue: Russian Academy of Arts, Moscow
Exhibition Opening - November 8, 2007
Venue: Russian Academy of Arts, Moscow
November 8 – December 6, 2007
Russian Academy of Arts was established in 1757.
This year the Academy celebrates 250th Anniversary.
It is the most influential internationally acknowledged art
institution in Russia.
Archiguille became an HONORARY MEMBER of the
Russian Academy of Art at a special ceremony held in
June 2007 at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in
Moscow.
Since 1997 to the present Zurab Tsereteli has been a
president of the Academy. He is a world renowned artist,
sculptor and designer best known for his public monuments located all over the world.
One of the monuments was installed at the Palais Wilson in Geneva. It is dedicated to the lost lives of the
United Nations employees during the suicide-bombings
at the UN Office in Iraq in 2003.
Tsereteli is actively involved in public activity as a member of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation and
UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador. In 1999 Tsereteli established a Moscow Museum of Modern Art, the first one in
Russia dedicated to contemporary art.
Russian Academy of Art: www.rah.ru
Zurab Tsereteli: www.tsereteli.ru
Special viewing for students of Moscow
Art Schools
Russian Academy of Arts, Moscow
Panel discussion
Archiguille – a journey through his art
Participation of contemporary art experts
Venue: Surikov Academy of Fine Arts, Moscow
Archiguille’s Master Class
Live painting on the Red Square, 1st ever in history
Venue: Red Square
Post-exhibition viewings of Archiguille
Exhibition in the Governmental Offices of Russian
Regions: Krasnodar Region, Kaluga Region and others
Madame Anastasia Dogaeva, Archiguille,
Madame Gisèle Archiguille, Madame Natalia Paleeva.
Madame Gisèle Archiguille, Archiguille,
Madame Calmy Rey, Présidente de la Confédération Helvétique.
Françoise Sagan.