Gerar Garust

Gerar Garust

Contemporary French artist, painter, illustrator, decorator, monumentalist.
Date of Birth: 19.03.1946
Country: France

  1. Biography of Gérard Garouste
  2. Artistic Achievements
  3. Career Breakthrough
  4. Exhibitions and Recognition

Biography of Gérard Garouste

Gérard Garouste (born March 19, 1946, in Paris) is a contemporary French artist, painter, illustrator, decorator, and monumental artist. He is considered one of the most expensive and versatile French artists of his time. Critics categorize his work as hypermannerism (or anachronism).

Artistic Achievements

Garouste's artistic career has spanned various mediums and genres. As an illustrator, he has worked on notable literary works such as Cervantes' "Don Quixote," Dante's "Divine Comedy," Rabelais' "Gargantua and Pantagruel," and even the Bible. He has also contributed to the field of decorative arts, including designing the curtain for the Théâtre de Chaillot and participating in the decoration of the National Library of France. One of his notable works as a painter is the ceiling fresco in one of the halls of the Élysée Palace.

Career Breakthrough

Garouste's career took off after he met the gallery owner Castelli during a visit to New York. He and ten other colleagues were invited to an exhibition of contemporary French painting, where he caught Castelli's attention. Shortly after, Garouste signed a contract with Castelli and became instantly famous. Critics refer to him as a "retro-avant-gardist," and his paintings are described as "neomannerist," reflecting a striking summary of the entire history of art.

Exhibitions and Recognition

In December 1989, a retrospective exhibition of Garouste's work was held at the Centre Georges Pompidou. In 2006, he received the award for "Promotion of Art and Culture in France." In 1991, he founded the art school "La Source" (The Source), which aims to break the social and cultural isolation of young people in rural areas.

Overall, Gérard Garouste's artistic contributions have made him a prominent figure in contemporary French art. His versatility, skill, and unique style continue to captivate audiences worldwide.