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Georges MONIN, painter from PORT GRIMAUD :


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       Georges MONIN was one of the first owners of the Ile du Couchant. He opened a gallery on the Place des Artisans where he exhibited his watercolours of Port Grimaud. In 1991, his gallery closed for 2 years, his paintings were exhibited at the restaurant l'Atelier du Crabe.

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George MONIN

His life :


      Georges MONIN was born on 8 September 1925 in Papeete (Tahiti).
1945: Licencié ès Sciences.
1947: Graduate of the Institut des Sciences Politiques de Paris
1957: He founded SA Georges MONIN, Plasturgie et Esthétique Industrielle
1975: He sold his company and devoted himself exclusively to painting.
1975 - 1990: He will be the painter of the gallery Ombre et Lumière in Port Grimaud, drawing from this very beautiful environment, the blues and pinks of his palette.
1991: Returns to Paris but stays at the water's edge in Saint Maurice in the Ile aux Corbeaux.

George Monin

His exhibitions :


      Since 1977, G. Monin has exhibited his work in several galleries:
          - Honolulu in 1977
          - Heddon (GB) in 1979
          - Wuppertal (Allemagne) in 1980
          - Weert (Hollande) from 1979 to 1982
          - Saint-Maur from 1979 to 1993
          - Frasne-le-Chateau en 1993
          - Los Angeles in 1994
          - l'atelier du crabe from 1991 to 2001
          - From 1994 to his death, numerous exhibitions in Japan


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La lessive de Georges MONIN
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       "The limpidity of the skies, the most delicate shadows and the subject matter, so often intimate and mysterious, are so many windows open to thought. Some say that Georges Monin speaks to the soul. His paintings rest and exalt..."

-Benny Philippot-
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G MONIN

Georges MONIN, the watercolour painter from Port Grimaud,
passed away at the age of 83,
on 25 July 2009 in Bourguignon-les_Morey.


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diaporama :


      Here are some of his works. They are very often inspired by the lake city but also by Saint Tropez, by Grimaud, by Provence, by the sea and the boats...

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Calendars :


       In 1996, in addition to cats and flowers, the French Post Office called on Georges Monin to illustrate one of its calendars...

Calendrier Monin

Clendrier Monin


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Her latest greeting card :


       Georges MONIN: "a little hope"...

Georges Monin
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  the work of François SPOERRY...




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