Jeremy Gentilli Biography

Jeremy Gentilli

British / French

1926-

Biography

Jeremy Gentilli, painter and printmaker, was born in January of 1926 in London, England. He studied at Oxford University and a series of art schools, graduating from Camberwell School of Arts & Crafts, which was then under the influence of the avant-garde Euston Road Group, which had been founded in 1937 by a group which included Victor Pasmore. Gentilli left for Paris in 1951 and studied at the atelier of Fernand Leger and then later with Stanley William Hayter at Atelier 17.

Gentilli continues to live and work in Paris. According to the artist, he had the opportunity of working with many different techniques including tapestry, mural painting, drawing, oil painting, watercolor, and engraving. He seeks spontaneity in his work and admires the work of Max Ernst and Paul Klee.

Gentilli is represented in the collections of the Musée d'art Moderne, Paris and the Indianapolis Museum of Art.