Jeanne Champion

Born in rural Jura, Jeanne spent her infancy there before joining her parents in Paris. In 1956 she began to paint seriously, but in 1961 she began to write and is best known in France for her 27 published works of fiction and non-fiction. Among other honours she was awarded the Prix Goncourt for her fictionalised biography of Suzanne Valadon (mother of Maurice Utrillo). She was elevated to the rank of Officer of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2001, when the first volume of her memoirs was published and sixty of her paintings were exhibited in a major show in Paris,where her work has been shown regularly.

Jeanne prefers to use abstraction, although it can convey fantastical  or allegorical imagery. Intense colours, dissected by strong lines, often incised through layers of paint, swirling and interacting with each other to produce paintings of depth, richness and sudden meaning.

A selection of works by Jeanne Champion is shown below. If you are interested in purchasing any of these pieces please email yorath@woodbinecontemporaryarts.co.uk or telephone 01406 330693 / 07980 167404.

Monstre a la Corne Rouge

Oil on linen

1165mm x 890mm

Architecture Contemporaine Observee en Altitude

Oil on linen

1000mm x 810mm

Sans Titre

Oil on linen

810mm x 650mm