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A conversation with... Gérard Garouste

Friday 23 October 2015 at 7pm

On the theme of the Water Lilies, leading figures from the art world are invited to share their admiration for Monet and talk about how they found sources of inspiration in the painter’s work for their own creations. These talks will be led by Philippe Piguet, art historian and journalist.


Gérard Garouste © Galerie Templon

Gérard Garouste was born in 1946 in Paris. He met Jean-Michel Ribes, Patrick Modiano and François Rachline when a boarder at the Montcel School. In 1967, he entered the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris. In 1969, he exhibited his monumental drawings at the Zunini Gallery in Paris.
From the late 1970s onwards, he had a series of exhibitions and shows in Paris, including at the Travers Gallery, in Milan with the La règle du "je" exhibition at the d’Arte Cannaviello studio, in New York at the Sperone Westwater Gallery, and in Düsseldorf, Rome, etc. In the 1980s, he met the great American dealer Leo Castelli who went on to exhibit his work and represent him at the Liliane and Michel Durand-Dessert Gallery. In the 1990s, he exhibited in Los Angeles, Tokyo, Vienna, Budapest and Warsaw. In 1995, he created stained glass windows for the Church of Notre-Dame de Talant in Burgundy, sculptures for Evry Cathedral, and installations for the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. At the beginning of 2000, he exhibited his series of oil paintings Kesive, la ville mensonge, at the Daniel Templon Gallery, took part in the autumn festival, exhibited at the Chapelle Saint-Louis in La Salpêtrière, Paris and, with Joël Calmettes, put on le Classique et l’Indien at the Théâtre du Rond-Point. In 2010, he accepted a commission from the American Carlyle Asset Management Group to refurbish the former Hôtel des Douanes, creating five monumental doorways and three gates, a sculpture, a bronze chandelier and earthenware frescoes. In 2013, he produced a monumental bronze sculpture for the Domain National de Saint Cloud. Gérard Garouste lives and works in Normandy and in Paris. His works are found in major private and public collections.