France (1926-1958)

Trained in the Decorative Arts school in Paris from 1946 to 1949, Jacques Innocenti met his future wife, Lydia who became her muse and her collaborator. In 1949, they left for Vallauris where Jacques Innocenti joined his parents Gourju Odette and Lyuba Naumovitch, also ceramists, who trained him in their studio known as ‘Grand chêne’ (Great Oak). This experience brings Innocenti to establish his own studio in Vallauris, starting from 1952. His body of work distinguished itself by the use of splashware with a variety of elaborated colors. Jacques Innocenti develops through his production a hedonistic vision which explores intimate themes with bold woman figures or an animal bestiary often surrounded by architectures. His career is roughly suspended at the age of 32 years old in 1958.