Jean-Pierre Cassigneul (b.1935)

Oil on canvas, signed. Painted 1972
Canvas size: 21.5 x 18in / 55 x 46cm
Frame size: 31 x 27.5in / 79 x 70cm


Wally Findlay Galleries, Chicago


This painting is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the artist.


Jean-Pierre Cassigneul’s talent was apparent from a young age, holding his first exhibition at the young age of 17. His long and successful career included exhibitions in some of the best venues in France and elsewhere, as he achieved worldwide recognition for his work.

What is Jean-Pierre Cassigneul’s artistic style?

Cassigneul creates beautiful, striking compositions of young women, often in floral hats reminiscent of Les Nabis, the early 20th century French Post-Impressionist avant-garde painters. They were in turn inspired by Japanese coloured woodblock prints and decorative arts, and looking at Cassigneul’s paintings, you can see this influence clearly.

His work is reminiscent of the expressionist painter Kees van Dongen, especially in his dramatic elongated and stylised portraits and use of intense and vibrant colour.

Where did Jean-Pierre Cassigneul exhibit his works?

Following his first solo show, he went on to present in various group exhibitions, including the Salon d’Automne in Paris (of which he was member from 1959), the Salon de la Jeune Peinture, and Meubles Tableaux, an exhibition held in 1977 at the Centre Beaubourg. For several years, commencing in 1965, he had a contract with the Galerie Bellechasse in Paris.

Worldwide reputation

Having had a private exhibition at the Galerie Tivey-Faucon in Paris, it was there that he met another art dealer, Kioyoshi Tamenaga, who publicised his work in Japan. Cassigneul has been extremely popular there ever since, and an exhibition was organised to celebrate his fifty years of work, which travelled through seven major cities in Japan.

His work has been exhibited extensively throughout Europe, and the United States, including the Wally Findlay Gallery, New York. Cassigneul has also painted commissions for theatres and hotels and has illustrated several books, including Le Tour de Malheur by Joseph Kessel. Browse our Jean-Pierre Cassigneul paintings for sale above.