Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Georges Gimel

[France] (b 1898/d 1962)

"Georges Gimel lived at Domène and at Grenoble, where he studied at the Ecole des Arts Industriels, until the age of 16 at which time he moved to Paris (..) In 1916 he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts of Paris, at the Studio of Jean-Paul Laurens and at the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs. After the war in 1919 he returned at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, at the Studio of Jean-Antoine Injalbert and at the same time he will become a pupil of the Académie Julian and also worked together with his warf riend the sculptor Henri Bouchard.(..) An artistic dynamo, he linked the schools of beaux arts and commercial/artistic design: He created fabric designs for clothing designers Paul Poiret and Jean Patou.(..) In Paris, numerous exhibitions at the Art Gallery’s, (..)  gained him worldwide recognition. (..) In 1930, Gimel began to create immense frescoes (..) and one of this works will be owned by the Vatican and another by the Bibliothèque Nationale of Paris. (..) In 1937 Gimel took part in the Exposition Universelle de Paris and there he created the interior design for the Pavillon du Dauphiné...(..) for 1945 on he devoted himself to his art and to the making of his enamels where his genius allowed him to combine technical and practical aspects to create an indestructible form of enamel painting. In 1949, he exhibited 91 enamel works at the Art Gallery Bernheim Jeune in Paris. Later, thanks to the Ministère des Affaires Etrangères, several of his enamels were sent abroad to Rome (Italy) and Saarbrücken, (Germany) others were part of a traveling exhibition in the United States who started at the Yale University Art Gallery in 1954. "


St. Pierre and Miquelon 1932 "Various Designs" (24,3,3) [Engr (C. Hourriez)(E. Feltesse)(Jules Piel)][Typo] Sc(136,...,159)

St. Pierre and Miquelon 1932 "Postage due Stamps / NewFoundland Dog" (11) [Engr (Abel Mignon)][Typo] Sc(J21,...,J31)

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