Pierre Théron - Oeuvres de 1940 à 1970
Théron was born near Bordeaux in 1918 and studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Bordeaux with René Buthaud and André Caverne but in 1942, came up to Paris with a scholarship to the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts to study with André Lhote and Jean Dupas.
In 1945, he was involved in the exciting Post-war café artistic scene and knew the writer Boris Vian and frequented the choreographer Roland Petit.
On a scholarship to London, he met the writer Marcel Aymé who became a lifelong friend and wrote many prefaces to his exhibition catalogues.
In 1946, the French state bought two works and launched his very busy career as an official artist receiving many commissions for public buildings around France while pursuing his easel-painting and becoming one of the principal designers for the Aubusson carpet factory.
In 1957, he received the “Grand Prix de la Ville de Paris” for his work. He was a Sociétaire du Salon d’Automne and had many one-man shows from 1947 ( Galerie Delpierre ) to 1990 ( Chateau de Lourmarin ).
He lived in Bordeaux and the Gers with second wife and five children.
Exhibition runs from 8th June to 14th July 2006
From Monday to Friday from 2 to 6PM
Mornings and week-end by appointment