9.8 \At eleven, André merchant loses his mother and keep an incurable wound. He attended high school in daix Jesuits where his father was professor of mathematics and began painting at fourteen, taking the Sainte-Victoire mountain to model his first watercolors. In 1926, André commercial breaks with his father and comes to Paris where he knows no one. To make a living, he worked as a maneuver in a construction company. In four difficult years, he did not frequent the school of fine arts but relentlessly the Louvre.
He finds the Aix darius milhaud and binds also to Francis Gruber and tal coat stone. It starts in 1932 to exhibit at the Salon d'Automne and the independent living and revolves around the \After a trip to Algeria in 1933 to Biskra, to the desert, which makes it a strong impression, he worked for several years on the shores of the Mediterranean, in Toulon, Hyères and Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. At the arrival of the popular front, the painter signac sends it to the \He then made the sets and costumes of the \In 1937, André merchant receives for the girl and the paralytic, the price paul guillaume intended to distinguish the talent of a young painter. This painting is part dune series of monochrome works where hieratic characters, unrelated, are arranged in front of the near-desert landscape in an atmosphere close to the metaphysical painting of Chirico.
Marchand works in 1939 in the Pyrenees when mobilized and assigned champagne headquarters of General gamelin. It must then pass through France in June 1940 the walk and strafed by fighter-bombers, narrowly escapes death. When he raises his head, he is dazzled by the sight of a field of poppies. But color nenvahit his palette gradually. Demobilized and folded in Aix-en-Provence, it makes up, for example, bright red dun sky by the presence of three large black parks.
Braque congratulate merchant: \André merchant participates with beaudin, Berçot, Bertholle, boron, Coutaud, desnoyer, Gischia, LAPICQUE lasne, Lucian Lautrec, Legueult the moal, Manessier, sprocket, suzanne roger, Singier, tal coat and charles walch the twenty exposure young painters of French tradition organized in 1941 in Paris by Bazaine. Based in paris street first campaign, it is in 1943 one of the founders of the May lounge which opens for the first time in 1945 and will participate for twenty years. In 1942 Louis André square outlines merchant who stays saulieu winter 1943, making his first paintings of snow, and works in the forest of Fontainebleau. Aimé Maeght offered him in 1944 a studio in Vence and in the old canes, his command fifty lithographs for black provence and offers him in 1946 the chance to be the first artist to open his gallery Street Tehran, bet risky because merchant is still unknown to the public, but won his Arles enjoying great success and exhibitions merchant succeed worldwide.Immediately loved maeght asked him to make a second the year following exposure. But the Parisian public, who washed considered a painter of Provence to the relentless sun, seems disoriented before the new paintings contained a complex plant world where light can only seep. In 1946 the artist sest indeed set in burgundy in the heart of the abundant vegetation dune primary forest. The exhibition is a failure. Shaken by this disavowal, merchant looking to relax in his homeland in Provence. Jacques Latour, the museum curator Réattu Darles offers him to set up his workshop.
From merchant 1949 found most of his motives in the Camargue where he observed constantly bulls and Flemish flights. In 1950 he painted Tuscan and Umbrian then engages in his series of silent lives lifes. While retrospective exhibitions of his work are presented in the Netherlands and Belgium, his paintings experiencing international success. Their rating equivalent to those of dufy and Chagall.
It is also difficult to understand when a world-famous artist could then disappear from the media scene. Marchand is a victim of his bad temper? It shows, in fact, so demanding for the implementation of its exhibitions the gallery that some are beyond the pale. Himself leaking contact with his fans not to waste his time that he devoted himself entirely to his pictorial research. To overcome this isolation, his relatives maintain a worldwide network of collectors of his paintings, which prevents him lépreuve new exhibits but still léloigne more public and media.
This solitary life line in 1963 to embark on a semi abstract painting to make, for example, the onslaught of Mistral on Darles city. A trip to Mexico and Guatemala in 1967 allows him to regain his taste for structured compositions with bright colors.To make all the variety of lights that he found in 1957 in belle-island-in-sea merchant, after a series of paintings made between 1959 and 1963, uses 1964 to 1972 laquarelle of which he is considered a master. Similarly, in its marine breaths he managed to make complex movements of the ocean.
Marchand he was the victim of love dune wound clean? He considered in fact to install its foundation in the Reattu museum where he had worked. Learning this project, offered Picasso museum 56 designs which made it impossible dy install the foundation. Yet André merchant sétait revealed him as an outstanding artist that Matisse admired. At 90 years, a few months before his death, he showed astonishing vitality lincitait every morning to ensure the shaping of his hand by reproducing the tub of the Rhone.André merchant said, \The item \. The seller is \This item can be shipped to the following countries: america, europe, asia, australia.