Suzanne Runacher Biography

Suzanne Runacher





Suzanne Runacher, painter, sculptor, printmaker, and fashion illustrator, was born in Tientsin, China to French parents on May 16, 1912. She studied at the L'École des Beaux-Arts in Paris.

Runacher‘s work was included in the Salon des Artistes Français and she received a medal in 1938. She studied printmaking at the Paris atelier of Johnny Friedlaender and began showing in the major print exhibitions in France in 1960 and, in 1966, her work was included in the first International biennale in Krakow, Poland. Runacher was included in the Salon des femmes peintres et sculpteurs in 1966 and 1967 in Paris and her work was also exhibited in Germany and South Africa. Her work is represented in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in Paris and Five Colleges and Historic Deerfield Museum Consortium in the United States.

Runacher married Jean Bluche so in researching her name it is found hyphenated Bluche-Runacher. In 1962 Jean Bluche's book, Le Voyage de la Chimère, was published for which Suzanne created an etching for the frontispiece.