Joël Kermarrec

Wikipedia. "Joël Kermarrec was born on 20th July 1939 in Ostende. A French painter born in the Belgian Flanders, he lives and works in Paris. He set­tled in Paris in 1960. In 1968, he took part to the exhi­bi­tion ‘Impact’ at the Museum of Modern Art of Céret. That same year, he also con­tributed to estab­lishing the Art Department at the Vincennes University-Paris VIII, under the lead­er­ship of Jean Laude and he taught classes there from 1969 to 1975. In 1969, he exhib­ited at the show ‘Distances’, ARC Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris, alongside Jacques Poli and Hervé Télémaque. In 1972, his work was show­cased at the exhi­bi­tion Twelve Years of Contemporary Art at the Grand Palais, Paris. From 1975 to 1987, he taught classes at the School of Fine Arts of Marseille/Lumigny. In 1977, he took part to the show Daily Mythologies at the ARC2 in Paris. He taught at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts of Paris from 1987 to 2007. Died in 2022."

Translated from French by Valérie Didier

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