Jeremy Gentilli Biography

Jeremy Gentilli

British / French



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. He graduated from Camberwell School of Arts & Crafts, which was then under the influence of the Euston Road Group, founded in 1937 by a group that 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.

The influence of both Atelier 17 and the Common themes in Gentilli’s work are birds and the human figure, abstracted to convey movement. He continues to live and work in Paris. According to the artist, throughout his career he had the opportunity to work in many mediums, including tapestry, mural painting, drawing, oil painting, watercolor, and intaglio printmaking. 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.