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Jacques Le Bescond

Jacques Le Bescond is a well-known contemporary French sculptor recognized for his modern, simplified figurative works executed in wood, bronze, and marble. Le Bescond was
born in Caen in Brittany in 1945. His interest in the arts began at an early age when he developed a keen interest in woodworking. Le Bescond’s formal artistic training began at the famous L’École Boulle in Paris.

At the École, Le Bescond honed his skills in drawing, woodcarving, furniture-design, and wood sculpture restoration. During his early professional years, the artist often worked collaboratively with conservators, interior architects, and decorators and became very proficient and sought after for the restoration of wood sculptures, including medieval and religious figures, ships bows, and elaborately ornamented wood furniture.

During this same time, Le Bescond developed an interest in the work of Modernist sculptors, such as Amadeo Modigliani, Ossip Zadkine, Henry Moore, and Eduardo Chillida and began experimenting in sculpting in stone and bronze.

Le Bescond looks to the powerful, often monumental, yet simplified forms of Modernism, and draws on pre-historic and classical antique forms for inspiration, including the Moai, or heads, of Easter Island; sculpture from the Cycladic era, and stylized forms from classical antiquity. His resulting work is rooted in history, yet modern in feeling and appearance, drawing on the forms of the past to express the ideas and sentiments of today. Le Bescond often explores the theme of the couple or the pair, and the theme of the imagination of man through the form of the book.

Curriculum Vitae

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

1980 – 2009 Bormes les Mimosas each summer
1994 Reims (espace Trésor)
1995 Invité d’honneur Salon Paris Sud
1996 Chalons en Champagne
1997 Galerie Art Présent
1998 Galerie Signatures Honfleur
1999 Gordes . Chapelle des Pénitents
1999 Galerie «les Jardins de Thorigny»
2000 Galerie Le Fleuron Honfleur
2001 Invité d’honneur salon international de printemps Lyon
2002 Galerie F A E Boulogne Billancourt
2003 Galerie du Palais Le Touquet
2004 Wilmington U S A
2004 – 2008 Expositions permanentes Galerie GOT.rue de Seine. Paris Rue Saint Louis en l’Isle. Paris Saint Paul de Vence Honfleur
2006 SOFA New York USA SOFA Chicago USA
2007 Art en Capitale Grand Palais Paris
ART DC Washington USA
Salon VIOLET Médaille d’or PARIS
2008 S N B A Grand Palais Paris
2009- Atlanta USA Exposition à la Besharat Gallery
Art en Capital. Grand Palace _ National Society of Beaux-Arts.
2009 Galerie Egregor. Lyon
2010 Galerie Bescharat ATLANTA
Miami International Art Fair Art Palm Beach
2009- Atlanta USA Exposition à la BesharatGallery
Art en Capital. Grand Palace _ National Society of Beaux-Arts
2010 Galerie Egregor. Lyon
2011 Galerie Bescharat ATLANTA
Miami International Art Fair
Art Palm Beach
Los Angeles Art Fair USA
2012 Miami International Art Fair RED DOT, Art Palm
Beach, Dallas Art Fair
Sarasota, Saint Paul de Vince, Permanent Exhibition, Galerie Frédéric GOT
2013 Miami International Art Fair RED DOT, Art Palm Beach
Olympia London USA
Sarasota, Saint Paul de Vence, Permanent Collection, Galerie Frédéric GOT
Art Stage Singapore
Art Hamptons USA
Palm Spring Art Fair
Los Angeles Art Fair
Palmbeach 3 USA
Scoop Artbasel USA
Galerie Laura RATE Houston/Dallas.
2014 Miami International Art Fair, RedDot USA,
Courchevel. Galeries Frédéric GOT
Houston International Art Fair USA
2015 Art Palm Beach USA
Palm Beach Jewelry USA
Los Angeles Art Show USA
Art South Hampton USA
Contemporary Istanbul TURKEY
Art Toronto CANADA
Armory New York USA
Context Miami USA
Scope Miami USA
Reddot Miami USA
Galerie Grulier+Got Courchevel. FRANCE

PUBLIC COMMISIONS:

Mairie de Champceuil (91) «Marianne»
Mairie de Saint Memmie (51) «Marianne»
Mairie de Chalons en Champagne: Monumental marble sculpture commemorating
The bicentenary of the Republic.
Mairie de Bormes : Fountain of lovers

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Internationally known, their art pieces enrich
collections in:
France, USA, Switzerland, Italy, Japan, Australia,
New Zealand, Sweden, Belgium, China…

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Family Reunion

55.25" x 66.25" / 140.3 x 168.3cm
Oil on Canvas

Anna

13.75" x 11" / 34.9 x 27.9cm
Acrylic on Wood

The Gardener’s Daughter

44.5" x 30" / 113 x 76.2cm
Oil and Beeswax on Canvas

Gust – Limited Edition Hand Signed Print

18.75 x 14.75 in, 47.6 x 37.5 cm

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On That Hill

8" x 8" / 20.3 x 20.3cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Night Watch

8" x 8" / 20.3 x 20.3cm
Acrylic on Canvas

High Tide

8" x 8" / 20.3 x 20.3cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Gust

18" x 14" / 45.7 x 35.6cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Flame

10" x 10" / 25.4 x 25.4cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Fetch

10" x 10" / 25.4 x 25.4cm
Acrylic on Canvas

In Her Hands

16" x 12" / 40.6 x 30.5cm
Oil and Beeswax on Canvas

Passing Time

48" x 60" / 121.9 x 152.4cm
Oil on Canvas

Left Alone

11" x 14" / 27.9 x 35.6cm
Oil on Canvas

How Did I Get Here

24" x 36" / 61 x 91.4cm
Oil on Linen on Board

Serenade

54" x 72" / 137.2 x 182.9cm
Oil on Canvas

Mirrored Friendships

30" x 40" / 76.2 x 101.6cm
Oil and Beeswax on Canvas

Unfeigned

10" x 8" / 25.4 x 20.3cm
Oil and 24K Gold Leaf on Birch Panel

Sever Me

36" x 24" / 91.4 x 61cm
Oil and 24K Gold Leaf on Panel

I Found Him at The Mall

14" x 11" / 35.6 x 27.9cm
Oil on Wood Panel

The Queen of the Desert

10" x 8" / 25.4 x 20.3cm
Oil on Linen Panel

Whisper in the Wind

49" x 59" / 124.5 x 149.9cm
Oil on Canvas

The Little Singer

72" x 54" / 182.9 x 137.2cm
Oil on Canvas

The Herd Guardian

42" x 36" / 106.7 x 91.4cm
Oil on Canvas

The Call

40" x 52" / 101.6 x 132.1cm
Oil on Canvas

The Wind and the Paper Birds

42" x 36" / 106.7 x 91.4cm
Oil on Canvas

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