JOUVE Georges

Georges JOUVE

FRANCE (1910-1964)

Graduated from the Ecole Boulle in Paris, Georges Jouve pay visits to La Grande Chaumière and Juilian paintings academies in 1931. His first pieces from 1941 attest an affinity for classicism but his post-war productions are resolutely moderns. In his workshop situated in rue de la Tombe Issoire, in Paris, Jouve produced new objects shaped of deep black. This black reminds us « buccero nero » skill used by Etruscans during VI century before our age. In 1949, he showcased his artworks at the Salon des Artistes Décorateurs. This event marked a turning point in his artistic production: the scale of his previews switched to a monumental dimension. By the end of the fifties, Jouve gave up decorative objects for sculpture.Georges Jouve is considered one of the greatest ceramists of the XXth century.