French painter, sculptor, engraver, James Coignard was born in
Tours in 1925. He lived and worked in Antibes, in the Maritime Alps,
and he died in March 2008.
Coignard began his studies in 1948 at
the School of Fine Arts in Nice; however, his journey as an artist
began in the Côte d'Azur, where he settled. In fact, Coignard traveled a
lot, living for a period from 1985 to 1988 in New Orleans. His
artistic career was marked by collective and personal exhibitions both
in France and abroad (Sweden, Switzerland, the United States...), where
he enjoyed fame and recognition.
Until the 1960s, his artistic
development was characterized by an expressionistic style; then Coignard
found himself movi
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