COLLECTION Françoise Gilot

Françoise Gilot, a highly regarded international artist of the second half of the twentieth century, has exhibited her work for more than fifty years in the major art centers of Europe and North America, and recently in Japan. She remains a vital presence in the art world, creating a bridge between the School of Paris of the 1940s and 1960s and the contemporary American art scene. Her paintings, drawings, monotypes, and original prints are included in the permanent collections of numerous museums and private collections throughout Europe and the United States.

Also a writer and poet of note, Françoise Gilot is the author of several books, the best known of which are Life with Picasso, McGraw-Hill, 1964, The Fugitive Eye, Aeolian Press, 1976, Interface: the painter and the mask, Press at California State University, Fresno, 1983, Françoise Gilot: an artist's journey 1943-1987, California State Univ, 1987, and Françoise Gilot, Matisse and Picasso: A Friendship in Art, Doubleday, 1990.

Born and raised in Paris and now an American citizen, Françoise Gilot was awarded the French Order of Arts and Letters with the rank of Commander in 1988, the French Legion of Honor with the rank of Chevalier in 1990 and the rank of Officer in the National Order of Merit by the President of France in 1996. Gilot has also been elected by her peers to the National academy of Design in New York. In 2010, she has been promoted to the rank of Officer in the Order of the French Legion of Honor.

(Françoise Gilot: Monograph 1940-2000. Acatos, 2000)



Françoise Gilot