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(Painter and Lithographer – 1903 -1976)

An exhibition and lectures series in Aix-en-Provence from July 1st to September 15th 2013

The Atelier Cézanne and the Office du Tourisme in Aix, in collaboration with the heirs of Léo Marchutz, the “Institute for American Universities” (IAU College) and the town of Saint-Marc Jaumegarde present an exhibition of Leo Marchutz’s lithographs, drawings and paintings. The exhibition will be held in various cultural venues across Aix-en-Provence from July 1rst through September 15th 2013, under the auspices of “Marseille-Provence 2013, European capital of culture”.

Each venue will treat a specific theme of the artist's oeuvre:

The Atelier Cézanne will present lithographs and paintings of the Mount Sainte Victoire, a motif which appears throughout the artist's work from 1934 until 1972.

The Office du Tourisme, Aix-en-Provence will present lithographs and drawings of Aix-en-Provence, Venice and other cities in Italy which focus mainly on the artist's inspiration from the architecture of European cities.

The Atelier Marchutz will present large “mural” paintings as well as the earlier drawings from which they were inspired. (Exhibition open from July the 20th to September the 1rst)

AU College presents to the public for the first time the large and unique Mount Sainte Victoire painted directly by Léo Marchutz on the wall in 1964.

The chapel of Saint Marc Jaumegarde on the outskirts of Aix will feature its eight large paintings around the theme of the Gospel According to Saint Luke.

The Vincent Bercker Gallery will present drawings and lithographs by Léo Marchutz, as well as a series of “dialogues” with various historians and artists on themes and contents embodied in the work of Léo Marchutz.

The exhibition will end during the Journées du Patrimoine in Aix-en-Provence. Léo Marchutz has been named as a honored figure for the Journées du Patrimoine 2013. A series of lectures are planned around his life, his work and his important contribution to the intenational network of artists and art historians which flourished in Aix-en-Provence while researching the art of Paul Cézanne.

Leo Marchutz
Leo Marchutz


Friday 13th September at 5 pm : « The friendship between Léo Marchutz and John Rewald around Paul Cézanne” by Denis Coutagne, heritage chief curator, and Antony Marschutz. The lecture, presented for the first time in Saint-Petersburg in 2010, will be resumed in a different form on the occasion of the exhibition in Aix.

Saturday 14th September at 10 am : “Novotny/Marchutz/Cézanne” by Agnès Blaha, Austrian art historian, whose thesis at the University of Vienna in 2009, entitled Fritz Novotny and Cézanne, reveals the relationship between Novotny and Marchutz and the role of the artist in early Cézanne research.

Saturday 14th September at 11. 30 am : Anita PELANOVA, a Czechoslovakian art historian, brings a new perspective on the art of Léo Marchutz.

Saturday 14th September at 3 pm : “Lionello Venturi, his relationship with Léo Marchutz” by Michela Bassu, art historian and Stefano Valeri, Art historian, Professor at the University Sapienza Rome, Director of the Venturi Fund . Recently a number of documents related to the relationship between Lionello Venturi and Léo Marchutz have been discovered, including 14 preparatory drawings for Marchutz's Gospel According to Saint Luke as well as a series of letters, in which Léo Marchutz expresses a kind of “artistic vow of faith”.

Saturday 14th September at 4.30 pm : Alice Bellony narrates her memories of her visits to Aix-en-Provence from 1950-1960 with John Rewald, an expert on the art of Paul Cézanne.

At the Art Gallery Vincent Bercker
A serie of dialogues and debates
The lithographic albums of Léo Marchutz
Each Saturday in July 2013 from 10 a.m. to 13 p.m.

Painter and Lithogapher
1903 - 1976
  Title : LEO MARCHUTZ  (monography)
Authors :  Yves Bergeret, Samuel Bjorklund, Albert Châtelet and Alain Paire.
Preface by  Amos Booth
Texts compiled and edited by  François de Asis
and  Anthony Marchutz.
English translation by  Alan Roberts.
Choice of illustrations by  John Gasparach.

Published with the support of the
  Centre National du Livre
and the  Conseil Général des Bouches du Rhône.
A beautiful, bilingual, French and English edition, large format, 245 x 335 mm (approx. 9 1/2 x 13 inches), 256 pages
with 140 illustrations in black and white, and in color.

ISBN : 2-9516396-3-5.

For information concerning the purchase of the monography

Leo Marchutz

you may contact Alan Roberts at the Atelier Marchutz :

Marchutz School
Les Saules, route du Tholonet 13100 Aix-en-Provence - France
telephone : (+33) 442 966 013 - Fax : (+33) 442 966 013

Available at the Marchutz School at published price of 45 €.

  Presented in three chapters; the first consists of essays devoted to the man and his work, his German origins, and his approach to painting before and after his arrival in 1928 in Aix-en-Provence, following in the footsteps of Cézanne.

The second, a selection of his works : lithographs, drawings, and canvases presented chronologically bear witness to different periods in his career exemplified in Venetian and Aix-en-Provence landscapes and in themes inspired by the Gospel, all bespeaking steadfastness of commitment and the integrity of his choice.

The third, the voice of the painter himself, admits us into the intimacy of his thinking, the intangible rules which he chose to obey. His ideas and elective affinities in art and philosophy are revealed in extracts culled from his Diary.
Edited and published by Editions Imbernon - 280, boulevard Michelet, Le Corbusier, 357 - 13008 Marseille
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