Magdeleine Mocquot Biography

Magdeleine Mocquot




Magdeleine Henriette Mocquot, sculptor, medalist and printmaker, was born in Paris, France on December 4, 1910, daughter of Professor Pierre Mocquot, a noted physician. Her interest in art was encouraged by her grandfather Edward Quénu, also a doctor. With his support she was able to study sculpture with Jean-Marie Camus and Charles Despiau and spend time learning printmaking with Stanley William Hayter at Atelier 17 in Paris.

Mocquot began exhibiting her work, sculptures, drawings and prints in Paris around 1935 and was a regular exhibitor at the Salon des Independents. Mocquot's art was also frequently included in major exhibitions in Italy, Germany and Austria. She was awarded a Gold Medal from the Artistes Francais. Mocquot experimented with printmaking techniques at Atelier 17 in Paris prior to World War II.

Mocquot collaborated on the Revue de la Monnaie, the Bulletin de la Société de Psychopathologie de l'Expression, and the Revue des Sciences de Sens (Yonne) after 1960. She participated in collective exhibitions, notably in Paris at the Salon des Artistes Français, at which she received a gold medal in 1969. She also exhibited, in 1966, at the Maison de la Culture.

She was the author of original thoughts on childrens drawing and she organized the exhibition "Ten years of primitive art" in Paris in 1960, in collaboration with the ethnologist Jacques Mauduit. She taught many gifted artists at the St. Mary School and at her Paris atelier in the Ternes district, including Marie-Alix Carlander, Maude Greder, Olivier Cyr-Noel and Yves Solomon.

Magdeleine Mocquot died in Paris on April 29, 1991.