Jacques Colas-Guerin Biography

Jacques Colas-Guerin

French

1927-

Biography

Born in 1927 in Saint-Cyr-l'Ecole, Paris, France, Jacques Colas-Guerin lives and works in the Alpilles in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. After attending the Montparnasse workshops, he joined the Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He traveled to Europe, Greece, Morocco and then in 1954 settled in Provence and set up his studio-house in an old sheepfold amidst all kinds of flowers and shrubs and at the foot of gigantic stretches of rock, landscapes that became a great source of inspiration for him.

 

Known primarily as a painter he also works with printmaking, tapestries and stained glass.