Michel Ciry (b.1919)

Michel Ciry (b.1919). Oil on canvas measures 10 x 20 inches; 17 x 27 inches in a custom hand carved gilt frame with solid panel linen liner. No damage or restoration. Some painting shrinkage in lower left area. No loss or overpaint. Signed and dated lower left. Provenance: Findlay Gallery, NYC.

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Michel Ciry , born in La Baule theIs an artist – writer , writer and composer French . Since 1960, he lives and works inNormandy in Varengeville-sur-Mer .

Student at the School of Applied Arts in Paris from 1934 to 1937, Michel Ciry serious its first copper in 1935 and starts at the exhibition “Artists of the Time” at the Petit Palais in 1938. 
shareholder is appointed to the Society of Painters French engravers in 1941. 
During the Occupation , it is part of the official medium of artists near Vichy regime 1 .

Philately [ modify modify the code ]

For the French positions , he drew four stamps 2  :

Some exhibitions [ edit edit the code ]

  • 1938: Group exhibition “Artists of this time,” Petit Palais , Paris
  • 1945 Brussels
  • 1960: New York
  • 1972: Vichy (from June 20 to July 20)

Composer [ modify modify the code ]

Pupil of Nadia Boulanger , he composed until 1958 essentially religious musical works, including a sacred symphony for alto voice and orchestra (1958) Concerto for 15 wind instruments and percussion (1956) Stele for a hero (1949 ), Pieta (1950) Mystery of Jesus (1953), Two ballads (1949-1956) Preludes and String Quartet (1955) and song cycles (1941-1950).

Writer [ edit edit the code ]

Since 1942, Michel Ciry holds his newspaper whose first volume was published in 1971. The 25 volumes published in the Journal are in the form of notes written on a daily basis. Lack of publisher, date stops in 2001.

Quote [ edit edit the code ]

“Originality is the new vision of an eternal theme. “(Reading in Literary Figaro 6 )

Awards and honors [ edit edit the code ]

  • 1945 National Prize for Painting
  • 1956: Member of the Board of Education of Fine Arts
  • 1958: price Eugène Carrière
  • 1969 Wildenstein price of the Academy of Fine Arts
  • 1972: Gold medal at the Florence Biennale
  • 1988: Member of the Royal Academy of Belgium
  • 1993 international prices for Gemmail Farewell of Jesus to Mary

He created with his friends the international price of engraving Michel Ciry-which rewards writers amateur and professional talent.

Illustrated books [ modify modify the code ]

Bibliography [ edit edit the code ]

  • Michel Droit , Michel Ciry , Ides and Kalends, 1998 ISBN  2825800872 )
  • Roger Passeron, The Work of Michel Ciry engraved , Art Library, Paris, 1949-1970 (3 volumes)
  • Roger Passeron, Michel Ciry , Library of Arts, Paris, 1977
  • Luke Finch, “Two contemporary writers, Michel Ciry, Jacques-Pierre Amette”