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The following information is provided by Mark Doren, Advisory Council for the 454
Institute For Art Research and Cultural Advancement.
1944 Louis Jaquet was born in Paris. He spends his adolescence as an apprentice specializing in the restoration of fine, French antique (Boulle) furniture and paintings.
1964 Upon his return from serving in the French army during the Algerian conflict, he enters The Palace des Vosges Studio in Paris.
1965 Louis studies at the Academie de la Grande Chaumiere.
1966 He enters the Academie Julian, Paris
1967 Louis paints and sculpts in central Italy. While there, he also works on restoring works by Perugino and Tintoretto. He does extensive fresco work in seven chapels in Italy and Switzerland. Louis is accepted at the prestigious Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts in Paris.
1972 Louis obtains a diploma from the Ecole National Superieure des Beaux Arts in Paris.
1972-83 He travels to and lives throughout the Middle East, mainly India, Turkey and Afghanistan.
1983 At the invitation of the government of Israel, Louis visits, paints and exhibits in Tel Aviv.
1984 He travels to London to work and to exhibit at the Royal Academy.
1985 Louis wins a major price in the Zurich International Bienniel Art Exhibitions. Soon after, he is commissioned by the Swiss government to execute a large fresco (11 x 13 meters) for the Zurich Palais de Expositions.
This same year he wins first prize at The International Exhibition of Graphic Art, Tokyo, Japan.
1987 Received first prize in the E.N.M.A. national exhibition in Italy.
1992 Prepares work for two French expositions
1993 Experiments with carborundums, proofing in France and the USA
1994 Chosen artist for Children’s Hospital Benefit, Festival of Trees, USA
1995 Work sold by Drouot at Rambouillet, titled “Soir de Carnaval”.
1996 Painting commissioned by the American Embassy in Paris. Work collected and critiqued by renowned Florence art critique, Piero Bigongiari.
2001 Louis Jaquet self-portrait acquired by the Palazzo Pitti Museum, Florence, Italy
2004 Commission by Pope John Paul II for the Vatican Museum’s Permanent Collection.
2006 Commissioned portrait of Pope John Paul II for The National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
Palais des Exhibitions – Zurich, Switzerland
Museums of Modern Art – Tel Aviv, Israel
Museo d’Arte Moderna – Bologna, Italy
Vatican Museums – Vatican City, Italy
Uffizi Museum – Florence, Italy
1983 International Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Art – Salsomaggiore, Terme, Italy
1983 International Biennial Exhibition, Graphics Arts – Tokyo, Japan
1983 Exhibition of the Berlin City Hall – West Berlin
1984 International Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Art – Los Angeles, CA
1984 Exhibition – Palazzo Corsini – Rome, Italy
1985 International Biennial Exhibition – Tokyo, Japan
1986 Dali-Miro Gallery – Mexico
1986 International Biennial Exhibition – Tsukuba, Japan
1989 Schuler Gallery – Munich, Germany
1990 Gallerie 454 – Michigan, USA
1990 Salon des Independents - Paris
1990 City of Nimes Expo – Nimes, France
1992 Salon des Independents - Paris
1993 Salon d’Automne - Paris
1973 Karl Klinker Gallery – Paris
1974 Karl Klinker Gallery – Paris
1976 San Bartolemeo Cultural Center – Bergamo, Italy
1978 Asinelli Gallery – Bologna, Italy
1980 Il Navile Gallery – Bologna, Italy
1983 Turin, Italy
1984 San Ilario Cultural Center – Reggio Emilia, Italy
1985 San Bartolemeo Cultural Center – Bergamo, Italy
1986 Devonshire Gallery – La Jolla, CA
1987 La Chiara Gallery – Reggio Emilia, Italy
1987 Multicultural Arts Center – San Diego, CA
1990 Baly-Gillin Gallery – Nimes, France
1994 Gallerie 454 – Michigan, USA
1995 Nicole Gallery - Chicago, IL
1996 Norman Gallery - San Diego, CA
1997 Yan Gallery – San Diego, CA
1998 Colonial Art Gallery - Oklahoma City, USA
1999 Gallerie 454 – Michigan, USA
2000 International Art Expo – Bologna, Italy
2000 Ghelfi Gallery - Montecatini, Italy
2001 Ghelfi Gallery – Montecatini, Italy
1st Prize – International Graphic Art Exhibition, 1985, Tokyo, Japan
Special Distinction – International Biennial Exhibition, Tsubuka, Japan
1st Prize (Painting) – National Exhibition, 1987, Italy
Louis Jaquet is a member of the Maison des Artistes, Rothschild Foundation, Paris
Il Popolo, Rome; L’Eco di Bergamo; Gassetta de Parma; Le Journal d’Israel; Gazzetta de Reggio; The San Diego Union; Monthly Detroit; The Detroit News; Calades, France
General Catalogue, International Kunstbiennale, Suisse
General Catalogue, Sulmano 1985, Palazzo dell’Annuinziata
Catalogue d’Arte Moderna, Italiana Bolaffi n 20
General Catalogue, International Biennel exhibition, 1983, La Spezia, Italy
General Catalogue, Beaux Arts Society, Torino, Italy
Tesori Celebri nelle Collezioni Pubbliche e Private Italiane – Fabbri Editori (Famous Treasures in Public and Private Italian Collections)
Benezit Dictionnaire des peintres, sculpteurs et graveurs
Un Anno d’Arte, Fabbri Editori, Iraly (A Year in Art)
the artist, Louis Jaquet