Born in 1953 in Chartres, Philippe Grunchec studied French Literature and History of Art at the Sorbonne. His doctoral thesis in 1978 on the paintings of Theodore Géricault was published by Rizzoli and Flammarion. After a period as chargé de mission in the paintings department of the Louvre, he became curator at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts where he published his ground-breaking study on Les Concours des Prix de Rome and organized exhibitions on the subject in the States and in Japan. Between 1993 and 1997, he followed Pierre Rosenberg as the Director of the National Museum of Franco-American Cooperation in Blérancourt in Northern France where he organized several important photography shows on such masters as Cartier-Bresson ( 1996), Elliott Erwitt, Jean-Loup Sieff or Paul Strand (1997)
A keen amateur photographer from early adolescence, he became a professional in 1997. He specializes in portraits ( of artists in particular) ,still-life and architecture His images have been published in most major magazines in France. He has exhibited widely in France and twice at Jane Roberts Fine Arts in 1999 and 2001.
Passionate about the technical side of photography, he prints all his photographs himself in very small editions.
The Twin Towers
Toits de Paris
Orchidée - phalaenopsis