Michel-Henry

1928  Born in Langre, ancient Roman city.

1947 ~ 55 Higher National School of Fine Arts in Paris
1947 ~ 50 Student of Narbonne that respects the composition and drawing. Bernard Buffet Narbonne was at the same workshop.
1950 ~ 1955 Student of Mici Chaplin who taught him the colors. He became assistant of Mici Chaplin in his atlelier. Cassigneul becomes assistant, as his cadet. Michel Henry was interviewed as massier of the workshop during the entrance examination of the workshop.
He was sent in 1954 in Barcelona as representive of the Higher National School of Fine Art, in Paris, and his paintings are exposed there.

He was sent in 1955 in Berlin as representative of the price "ecole Le Taylor".

1956 He was awarded the Descartes` house price.He has studied at the Amsterdam maison DECARTES and was awarded a scholarship as well as that price.
1957 ~ 58 He received the price of Vekazqyez. He studied in Madrid and received a scholarship as well as that price.
1958 ~ 65 He became a painter for the ROMNE gallery, Avenue Matignon (in Paris), the best french art gallery of the time.
1960 He received the Palais Royal price and the silver Medal of the City of Paris.                   From now, he leaves the dark colors that characterized the atmosphere after the World War.
He received in 1961 the price of Henry Farman.
1965 He received the grand prize of young French painters.
1965 ~ 2010 He lived for 45 years in Chagall`s workshop, Avenue General Lecler, in Paris.
1967 ~ 87 He became a painter for the gallery of American painters "Waly Findly", Avenue Matignon, in Paris, Chicago, Palm Beach, New York, and London. He was visiting           the USA every year.

1974 He met the King of Iran.


1975 Personal exhibition in Geneva.
1977 He received the gold medal of the exhibition of the society of French artists.
1981 He is named Knight of the Order of the Legion of Honor. He received the Gold Medal of show of national horticultural society.
1982 Personal exhibition in Geneva.
1983 He is named office manager of the autumn show.
1984 He is named Chavalier of the order of merit agricole. "Le salon d'automne" organizes the retrospective of Michel-Henry.
1985 He is sent by "Le salon d'automne" in Japan and his paintings are exposed in the National Museum of Japan.
He received the 1986 Emerveille price of the city of Paris.
1987 His paintings are exposed in Japan on the occasion of the orchid exhibition.
1989 ~ 95 Following the closure of Waly Findly gallery, he became painter of the Etienne Sassis gallery, Avenue Matignon. The Sassis gallery exposed two famous French painters at the same time: Michel-Henry and Brasilier.
1990 He became vice president of "Le salon d'Automne".
1991 He received the gold medal of the Salon Violet. Madame  Jaques Chirac, First Lady, organizes the retrospective of Michel-Henry at the Sediaire’ castle.
1992 A Japanese cement company (Onodasemento) creates its calendar with images of   Michel-Henry’ paintings. The Sassis gallery organizes his personal exhibition in Paris and New York.
1993 Personal exhibition of Michael Henry in Lille and Munich.
1994 He is sent to Japan by the Salon d'automne for the preparation of special booth of Japanese painters. Personal exhibition in Brussels.

1994~ He started to be exposed at Adekat gallery, in Japan.
He went to Japan every year until 2009.


~ Since 1995 Gallery Etienne Sassis closes, he became painter at the 
Alexendre Leodeuses gallery,Avenue Matignon.
1995 Tokyu, Tokyu Ninonbashi,and Toyoko hyatukaten have organized an exhibition on Michel-Henry.

1996 He was sent to Japan as French representative of Franco-Japanese exhibition of contemporary artists. He is appointed Vice President of the Calvi salon.
The retrospective of Michael Henry is organized in the chapel of the Jesuits.
1997 The Princess of Sweden, Arianne Bernadoto visits the Michel-Henry workshop.
He became the president of the Calvi salon.

Okinawa Mitsukoshi organizes the exhibition of Michel-Henry. The wife of Raymond Barre, former Prime Minister, and the Countess of Orleans sent a message to the exhibition.

1998 For the Franco-Japanese year, he is invited to exhibit his work at the Kobe Oriental Hotel.
He was invited by the prefect of Kobo, Tositami Kaihara, in the residence normally privately used by the prefect. Tositami  Kaihara gave him the key of the prefecture as a sign of a citizen of honnor. He was on Kobe TV  (News).
He visited the consul of France in Kobe-Osaka, Alain Naunme.
The Hinodemisaki hotel of Hokkaido in Japan is decorated with paintings by Michel-Henry.
Famous Michel-Henry`s exhibition at the Printemps Ginza with the presence of Michel-Henry.
The president, Mrs CCSI recommended to paint on the gallery wall to comemorate the exhibition.
The retrospective of Michel-Henry is conducted at famous Chateaux of the Val de France center under the patronage of Jacques Chirac, French Presiden. 300,000 persons             visited the exhibition, which was on during  3 months.

1999 Michel-Henry edited the series of Paris landscape 20 lithographer <Paris 2000>
The Printemps Ginza and Chiba Mitsukosi department stores organized a personal exhibition of Michel-Henry.


Hyogo prefecture 2000 (Kobe) famous exhibition of flowers and greenery <Japan flora 2000> . Michel-Henry has been invited as a representative of the national horticultural society of France and as a citizen of honnor. Nagoya Mitsukosi, Sinnjyuku Takashimaya, Daimaru Kyoto organized a personal exhibition of Michel-Henry.

2001 Mitsukosi Ikebukuro, Chibamitsukosi organized a personal exposition of Michel-Henry.
France's ambassador to Japan, Mr Groudault, famous Montaigne's start reception of Michel Henry offical. Madama Dewi Scaruno his house, First Lady of Indonesia, Masasi Okikawa Opera singer participates.

2002 Satsuporo Mitsukoshi organized a personal exhibition of Michael Henry, who appeared onHokkaido TV. The mayor of Omu, which owns the hotel decorated by the paintings of Michel-Henry, the reception of the Home Michel -Henry. M.Gille Guiot, Director of French alliance in Sapporo, and first secretary of the Embassy of France, Mr Fiesky,were present.

2003 Mitsukosi Ikebukuro, Sendai Mitsukosi, Hakata Daimaru organized a personal exhibition of Michel-Henry. It was aired on Sendai TV.
Mr Ohta, president of Hakata Daimaru and Niko Hotel,in Fukuoka, invited Michel-Henry    exhibition Hakatadaimaru Hotel Fukuoka Niko bought a painting by Michel-Henry,       which is exposed in the reception of the hotel.
Kimura Gallery, in Osaka, organized a exhibition of Michel Henry. The Kobe-Osaka consul, Mr Chategneux, and the former mayor of Osaka, are invited to the opening.

The Albigensian midipyrenee the mill organizes the retrospective of Michel-Henry.

2004 The president of TV sapporo bunnkahoso, Mr Kinasi and Mr Takeda, official representative of Michel-Heny in Japan, visit Langre to establish the jumlage between Langre and Omucho who owns the hotel exhibiting Michel-Heny gallery municipal. The             consul of Japan participates Alsace Mr Matsubara Home reception of the japanese mission the Mayor of Langre.

Nihonbasimitsiukosi,  Kobadaimaru, and Hirosimamitsukosi organized a personal exhibition of Michel-Henry. It was aired on Hiroshima TV.

2005 In June, the department store Isetan organized an exhibition on Michel-Henry and the masters of the 20th century at the  Winstin hotel, in Ebisu, Tokyo. In November, Shinjyukuisetan, matsudoisetan, and Huchuisetan organized a personal exhibition of Michel-Henry.


2006 Nihonbasimitsukosi, Sendai Mitsukosi, Yokohama Intercontinental hotel organized a Michel-Henry exhibition.

2007 gatroix Hermit hotel, in Lille, organized the retrospective of Michel-Henry.


Ikebukuro Tobu Kobedaimaru Hiroshimamitukosi okayamatennmaya organized a personal         exhibition of Michel-Henry.

2008 Nihonbasimitsukosi, Nagoyamitsukoshi, and Fukuyamatenmaya organized a personal exhibition of Michel-Henry. It was broadcasted on  Fukuyama TV.

2009 Kobedaimaru, kyotodaimaru, and Odakyu hailando hotel organized a personal exhibition of Michel-Henry.

2011 Michel-Henry receives the Gold Medal of the city of Paris.
The Visselrie gallery, in Paris, and Rod organized a personal exhibition of Michel-Henry.

2012 Nihonnbasimitsukosi and  Kobedaimaru organized the personal exhibition of Michel-Henry.
2013 Nihonbashimitsukosi exhibited Michel-Henry as the main painter of the "Painter of the world of French arts" exhibition. Jansem, Cathelin Gantener, Cassigneul, etc. are exhibited   with him.
Daimaru Kobe organized a personal exhibition of Michel-Henry.

2014 The city of the famous Antony retrospective of Michel-Henry.


Collector

The modern museum of the city of Paris,Musee of Bogota Museum of Valencia, Musee de Langre,Museum of Beirut Museum Orlean, royal family Arabi Arabia, Sweden, to Holland, Norway, Monaco principality family, M.Jaques Chirac (former President of France M Raymon Barre (former first minister of France Janne Moreau, Greda Garbo, Niko Hotel Fukuoka, Hotel Ana.
 

 

Univers des arts 2003年6月 ミッシェル・アンリ

 

芸術作品は観賞する人を想定している。誰にも見られずにアトリエの片隅に捨て置かれる物ではない。芸術作品が生きるとは、見られ感動される事であろう。

ミッシェル・アンリはエゴイストではない。彼が感動し、見たものを静かに詩的に表現する。サンレミにあるジュエンヌ美術館のエステルギャラリーを訪れる者は、ミッシェル・アンリの作品がバランスよく展示されているのに出会うことだろう。純粋な線の美しさ、透明感と輝きのある赤、輝く部分を引き立たせるブラウンなど、その繊細で卓越した画家の才能が現実世界をミッシェル・アンリの世界へと変貌させる。サクランボ、コクリコやパリの風景などは、私たちにとっては日常的な物であり、特筆する程ではないが、これらのオブジェがミッシェル・アンリによって優美な絵画世界へ仕上げる。透明な花瓶の中の花束は、しばしば窓辺に置かれ、ベニスの教会やノートルダムを背景に描かれ、魔法のように美しい世界を創り出す。ミッシェル・アンリのクリスタルの透明感、ブーケの軽やかさや建物の力強いデッサン力に見られる才能がしばしば誉めそやされるし、それは否定できない。確かにそうであろう。しかし、私たちは、現実の中にあるシンプルでしかも本質的な事物に対する画家の賛嘆と情熱も同時に分かち合いたい。

 

 

パトリス・ド・ラ・ペリエール

 

Univers des arts  mars 2001

<ユニヴェール・デ・ザール 2001年 3月号>

 

ミッシェル・アンリの絵画は特別な風合いがある。彼は独創的な絵画形式を作り出した。それぞれの絵画の中で支配色の果たす役割が大きい。赤とか青の基調になる色が、歌い上げられ、画家を私たちが満足いくまで、その色調の世界を漂わせる。ミッシェル・アンリの天性の才能は、確かな美学に基づいた装飾性がある。それぞれの、ボブジェ、花瓶、フルーツなどが前景に配されている。これらの身近で、親しい見やすいオブジェはシンプルで画面に彩りを添え、構成の要素となり、遠くを漂った視線がいつでも戻ってこれる場所でもある。

ミッシェル・アンリの確かな才能は、花を描く時にひときは輝きをます。ミッシェル・アンリがキャンバスに登場させる花々は、やさしい美しさ、優美さを備えている。その並外れた力量で、安らぎと一瞬のはかなさとがひそやかなやさしさを花から感じさる。ミッシェル・アンリは私たちを彼のイメージの世界へ導く。けれども、私たちの日常からそんなに遠くへ、連れて行くわけではない。現実の世界より、ほんの少し空気が澄み、オブジェが軽やかで、遥かなロマンチックな冒険に満ちた旅へと私たちの視線が旅立つそんな空間がミッシェル・アンリが私達を導く世界だ

 

Univers des arts誌2000年夏号 

 

ミッシェル・アンリ

 

 

創造する事は、印象をシンボルと色彩で魂を込めて表現する事だ。

 

上記は終戦直後、パリ国立高等美術学校を卒業したばかりのミッシェル・アンリの言葉だ。  

画家グリュベール(Gruber)、の影響を受けて、仲間達が皆、悲惨主義(mizerabiliseme)に同調する頃、ミッシェル・アンリは<どうして幸福であることを恥じる必要があるのだろうか>と、微笑みを浮かべながら、時代の寵児悲惨主義への反抗を宣言した。ミッシェル・アンリ芸術は幸福と協調の為の戦いとも言えよう。色彩と生命力に溢れた、彼の燃え上がるような花々は、その旗印とも言えよう。その上、カザ・ベラスケスへの留学で身に着けた雄大な構成力によってブーケの美しさはさらに際立ってきた。ミッシェル・アンリの静物画は人生とやさしさのレッスンのようで、惜しむことなく絵の具をつぎ込み、色彩とマチエールを豊かにしてる。ルージュ(赤)が思い切り爆発し、花の生命力を描き尽す。ルビー色、鮮やかなローズ色、鮮やかな赤(ヴァーミリオン)が舞い踊り、世界で最も美しい都市を飾り立てる。その街の美しさも、咲き誇る生命力溢れる花々に比べると、まだ控えめに見える。自然の賛美者ミッシェル・アンリはパリやヴェニスをキャンバスの後景に退けて、人間の造形は一厘のコクリコの美しさにも届かない事を思い出させる。ここでは、美しさは私達のすぐ近くに潜んでいる、最もシンプルな形で、最も表現的にそして、最も儚く。なぜなら、もしミッシェル・アンリが花の圧倒的な美しさを描くとすれば、それは、また、花の褪せやすさも知っているからだ。そのブーケは、まだ数時間、私達の目を楽しませてくれるだけで、すぐに透明な花瓶の中で枯れてしまう。キャンヴァスの向こう側に、目を向けた時、ミッシェル・アンリの絵画には甘美さとほろ苦さが同居しているのが解る。その、コクリコやバラのブーケからロンサールの詩が聞こえてくるようだ。

 

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