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Gérard Sendrey

1928-
French

Gérard Sendrey
Visage I, n.d.
gouache on paper
French

The work of Gérard Sendrey is often vibrant in color and form. Frequently using figurative motifs, Sendrey simplifies and rearranges heads and faces, producing a play between organic shape and expressive visage. He works in a variety of media, including paint and ink.

Sendrey began to paint in the late 1960s. His work was first exhibited in 1979 in Bordeaux, France at the Galerie du Fleuve, and in 1980 he was shown at the Musée de l’Art Brut in Lausanne, Switzerland. Subsequently, his work has been extensively exhibited in Europe and in the United States.

In addition to his art, Sendrey is a great supporter of other French self-taught artists through the Site de la Creation Franche that he founded in 1989. Located in Bègles, near Bordeaux, this organization hosts exhibitions and is open to the public.

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