Yvon Taillandier Biography

Paris, France, 1926 -

An established French artist, Yvon Taillandier occupies a singular position in the artistic landscape of the 20th century. His career is marked by two periods: the first as observer, writer, and critic, and the second as actor and artist.

Between 1946 and 1960, he wrote articles as an art critic for large magazines. Because of this work he met some of the most important artists of his time, visited their studios, and attended their exhibition openings. He also wrote various prologues and monographs on Miro, Cezanne, Giotto, Monet, Rodin, Carot, and Bryen.

Between 1949 and 1999, Taillandier was Secretary of the board for the prestigious Salon de Mai in Paris. In this way he had frequent contact with numerous artists, sometimes imitating their work for his own designs. It was there that he met Picasso, Giacometti, Miro, and H. Laurens. He also made frequent trips around the world including to Japan, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Yugoslavia, Mexico, and Nepal.

In the second period of his career after 1969, he began to seriously devote himself to his own painting, participating in over 300 exhibitions around the world. He works in a figurative style. His pieces are highly narrative and create an imaginary world of characters and events. He often mixes images and text, creating designs that are reminiscent of comics.

Selected Individual Exhibitions

2007 - PicassoMio.com.

1998 - Espace 1789, Saint-Ouen, France

1997 - Special Guest at the Center for Contemporary Art, Chateau des Bouillants.

1995 - Galerie GNG, Paris, France

1994 - Galerie Sonia K, Paris, France.

1990/91 - Galerie Lavignes-Bastille, Paris, France.

1989 - Galerie Sonia K, Lille, France.

1988 - Galerie Municipale Vitry-sur-Seine, France. - Gallery K, Washington, USA.

1987 - Galerie L'OEil de B?uf, Paris, France.

1986 - Galerie Jean-Pierre Lavignes, Paris, France.

1985 - Fine Arts L'Art en milieu hospitalier, Tokyo, Japan.

1984 - Service Culturel de l'Ambassade de France, Washington DC, USA.

1983 - Galerie L'OEil de Boeuf Paris, France.

1981 - Roissy Air France, Tokyo Fine Arts, Japan.

1980 - Galerie L'OEil de Boeuf Paris, France.

1979 - Galerie de Varenne (Direction Jacques Damase) Paris, France. - Octogone - MJC Montmorillon Centre Culturel et Choregraphique Paris, France.

1978 - Alliance Française de New Delhi, India. - Club de l'UNESCO de l'Universite Nehru New Delhi, India.

1977 - Galerie L'OEil de Boeuf Paris, France.

1975 - Alliance Française de New Delhi, India.

1974 - Centre Culturel Pablo Neruda Corbeil Essonnes Galerie L'OEil de B?uf, Paris, France.

1973 - Maison de la Culture et des Loisirs de St.-Etienne, France.

1971 - Galerie Delta, Rotterdam, Holland.

1942 - Galerie L'Art Français Lyon, France.