MICHEL CIRY (French / 1919-)

Michel Ciry was born in La Baule (Loire-Atlantique). He studied at the École des Arts Appliqués de Paris. Ciry first came to notice in the 1938 exhibition Artistes de ce temps at the Musée du Petit Palais. He received the Prix Nationale des Arts in 1945, the Prix Eugène Carrière in 1958, the Grande Médaille de Vermeil de la Ville de Paris in 1963, and the Prix Wildenstein in 1968. Retrospectives of his work were held at the Musée du Château d'Auberas in 1969, and the Musée de Dieppe in 1970. Michel Ciry went through a number of artistic phases, passing from oil painting to watercolour and pastel, and then to printmaking, before returning to oils in 1954, having destroyed a great deal of his previous work. Michel Ciry is notable as one of the most important religious artists of the twentieth century. There is a 3-volume catalogue raisonné of his prints by Roger Passeron, Michel Ciry: l'oeuvre gravé.

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Selected prints by MICHEL CIRY

The bride's bouquet, 1945

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