André Minaux (1923 – 1986)

André Minaux, 'Composition'

Composition
Pastel on Vellum: 63 x 49 cm
Signed and Dated 1985-86
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André Minaux

Composition

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André Minaux was born in Paris in 1923. He attended the École des Arts Décoratifs between 1941 and 1944, studying under Maurice Brianchon (1899 – 1979). He commenced exhibiting regularly at the Salon d’Automne from 1948 and also with the Group “Homme-Temoin” (Human Witness) in 1949 and 1950. As well as this, André Minaux exhibited at the Salon des Moins de Trente Ans in 1949, where he won the Prix de la Critique.

The Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris purchased a painting from him in 1950, which was followed by a successful first solo exhibition at the Galerie Bernier in 1951. This busy and prolific period saw André Minaux participating in the Venice Biennale in 1952, and exhibiting in London for the first time in 1953, firstly at the Adams Gallery, and subsequently at the Redfern Gallery. It was at this time that the Tate Gallery added a painting by Minaux to its permanent collection. André Minaux continued exhibiting during the entire course of his career in Paris, throughout France, and also in New York, Amsterdam, Brussels, Montreal, Toronto, and Tokyo.

André Minaux’s early work promoted a return to realism, and used sombre, earthy pigments. However, his work from the 1960s developed away from naturalism and became more stylised and colourful, experimenting with new techniques and abstract forms.

André Minaux died in 1986.

Andre Minaux, 'Composition'

Museums:

Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.
Musée d’Orsay, Paris.
Musée de Beaux Art Pont Aven.
Tate Gallery, London.

 

Museum of Fine Art, Boston.
National Gallery of Canada, Ottowa.
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid.
Various other museums in America, England and France.

André Minaux, 'Harmonie en Bleu'

Harmonie en Bleu
Pastel on Vellum : 65 x 49 cm
Signed & Dated 1983
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André Minaux, 'Abstract II'

Abstract II
Pastel on Vellum: 24 x 24 cm
Signed & Dated 1986
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André Minaux, 'Abstract'

Abstract I
Pastel on Vellum: 64 x 51 cm
Signed & Dated 1985
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André Minaux, 'Composition in Blue'

Composition in Blue
Pastel: 66 x 51 cm
Provenance: Artist’’s Estate
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André Minaux, 'La Carafe Blanche'

La Caraffe Blanche
Oil on Canvas: 67 x 57 cm
Signed
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André Minaux, 'Theme on Red and Blue'

Theme on Red & Blue
Pastel: 76 x 61 cm
Signed & Dated 1984
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André Minaux, 'Musique I'

Musique I
Pastel on Vellum: 65 x 51 cm
Signed & Dated 1984
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André Minaux, 'Rythme Noir'

Rythme Noir
Pastel: 48 x 63 cm
Signed and Dated 1985-86
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André Minaux, Pichet et Fruits'

Pichet et Fruits
Oil on canvas: 56 x 75 cm
Signed
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André Minaux, 'Musique II'

Musique II
Pastel on Vellum: 65 x 51 cm
Signed & Dated 1986
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André Minaux, Nature Morte aux Fruits'

Nature Morte aux Fruits
Oil on canvas: 51 x 58 cm
Signed
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André Minaux, 'Sonata I'

Sonata I
Pastel: 65 x 50 cm
Signed
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André Minaux, 'Sonata II'

Sonata II
Pastel: 65 x 50 cm
Signed and dated
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André Minaux, 'La Vague'

La Vague
Oil on Board: 50 x 50 cm
Signed & Dated 1984
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André Minaux, 'Composition en Bleu'

Composition en Bleu
Pastel on Vellum: 81 x 61 cm
Signed and Dated 1984
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André Minaux, 'Femme au Mirroir'

Femme au Miroir
Watercolour & Charcoal: 74 x 52 cm
Signed
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