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."
Translated from French by Valérie Hess