A Mado Jolain vase or pitcher with a handle, ceramic form and abstract modernist decoration, enhanced with black and grey, dating from the 1950s.
Rare piece in perfect condition, signed under the base "m j" for Mado Jolain.
Mado Jolain trained as a ceramist at the École nationale des arts décoratifs in Paris. This training enabled her to survive, supplying fashion accessories to the Parisian Haute Couture houses. In 1946, she moved with her husband, the painter René Legrand, to a studio in the rue d'Alésia.
Her production is that of the time: finials and stylized roosters rub shoulders with religious scenes. She participated in the Salon des artistes décorateurs and the Salon de l'Imagerie. Her success is certain. Colette Gueden, the high priestess of the Atelier Primavera in the Printemps shop, called on her talent. She regularly exhibited in Parisian galleries such as L'Arcade, la Porte Etroite or la Galerie du Siècle, or with decorators such as Sarmadiras or Merceron. In 1955, the prestigious Galerie La Demeure Place Saint-Sulpice presented her work.
In the early 1960s, Mado Jolain developed new lines of ceramics for the garden. In 1963, the Cahiers de la Céramique et du Verre reported on the exhibition that the Galerie du Siècle had just held in Paris.
It was not until 2000 that the Galerie A Rebours, directed by Patrick Favardin, presented a retrospective of the work of this ceramist. In 2016 the Artrium Thomas Fritsch Gallery devoted an exhibition to her and the Revue de la Céramique et du verre published an article on her in September 2016.
In parallel to her work as a ceramist, Mado Jolain participates in the creation and the adventure of boutiques of objects and modular furniture for the Quatre Saisons4 house in Paris, then in Avignon and Aix-en-Provence (source Wikipedia).
- Artist / Designer:Mado Jolain (1921-2019)
- Signature / Monogram:Signed "m j " for Mado Jolain
- Period:20th Century / Mid Century / 19450s
- Country of Origin:France
- Dimensions (H x W x D):23,5 x 18 x 10,5 cm
- Weight:0,5 Kg
- Style:Abstract / Modernism / Space Age
- Materials:Earthenware / Ceramic
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- France Delivery:Free
- Europe Delivery:30€
- Worldwide Delivery:50€