Guy Dessapt Exhibition January 26th — March 9th, 2024
Wada Garou Tokyo Lab. is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Guy Dessapt.
He is a "modern impressionist" loved around the world. Using acrylic, which were unavailable in the time of Monet and Renoir, his works are like a "jewel box" filled with sparkling street lamps and bright lights. The glamorous Paris of his paintings, where viewers can hear the bustle of the city and the voices of its inhabitants, is imbued with a sense of nostalgia and invites viewers to experience the Paris of their dreams.
This exhibition features the works of Guy Dessapt, one of the best landscape painters representing contemporary France, who captures beautiful moments in Paris, the city of art that everyone longs to visit.
Guy Dessapt Exhibition
January 26th – March 9th, 2024
Tuesday – Saturday 1:00 – 6:30pm / Closed on Sundays, Mondays and national holidays.
Wada Garou Tokyo
Matsuzawa 10 Bldg. 3F, 3-5-16 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061
Guy Dessapt(b. 1938, France)
1938 Born in Clouzot, Saône-et-Loire, France.
1955 Studied Fine Arts and Decorative Arts at the atelier "Derval".
1960 After two years of military service in Morocco, he returned to France.
Begins his creative activities. Moves to Arles to paint in the abundance of light.
1961 Moves to Saint-Tropez in the south of France.
1965 Moves to the United States and settles in New York City to work and live.
He has held numerous solo exhibitions around the world while traveling back and forth between the U.S. and France.
1980 Selected for the Grand Prix d'Art Contemporain de Monte Carlo.
Awarded the Grand Prix de Cannes for painting.
1991 Guy Desappe visits Japan for the first time and holds an exhibition in Japan.
The exhibition was well received.
1994 Married a Japanese woman.
He has actively held solo exhibitions every year in the U.S. (New York) and Japan.
1999 Selected for VISA JAPAN's 2000 calendar.
2006 His master piece was purchased by Hotel Okura Tokyo.
2012 Exhibition in Japan was featured on NHK news program, attracting much attention.
He has been active internationally, holding solo exhibitions in France, the U.S., and Japan.
2017 He exhibited at the Asia Contemporary Art Show Hong Kong.
2019 Selected for a major department store group's calendar.
2020 Published a book of his paintings to commemorate his 60th year in the business.