Michel Delacroix
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Limited Editions [1, 2]

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Michel Delacroix (b. 1933) is truly a French original: an acclaimed master of the naïf tradition and one of the most popular artists in the world today. A self-styled "painter of dreams and of the poetic past," Delacroix has devoted five decades to painting a city he calls "the Paris of then," the magical place where he was born, where he spent his boyhood, and where he continues to visit to this date.

Yet the Paris Delacroix paints, is not the urban metropolis of the present. It is the dream-like place the city became in the 1940's, during the Occupation, when "we suddenly jumped fifty years into the past. No more cars in the streets, very few lights. Paris suddenly became very quiet, very dark, and though people were afraid, there was a brotherhood and spirit that was very delightful." For Delacroix, who was then a child of seven and spared by his age from understanding "the cruelties and absurdities" of war, it was "the one great adventure of my life."

And it is to this special Paris - a Paris of by-gone years and innocent splendors - that Delacroix has returned to over and over again in his gentle works. These works, renowned for their graceful balance of "the earthy and the urban, the cosmic and the ordinary," have captivated private collectors, museums and ordinary people alike throughout the world, earning the artist both universal acclaim and numerous awards.

In the U.S. alone, Delacroix's work has been featured in over 300 solo exhibitions from New York, Boston and Washington, to Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle. Abroad, his work has been exhibited throughout Europe and Japan, and forms part of the permanent collections of the Musée International d'art Naïf and the Foundation Max Fourny in Paris - and of private collections around the globe.

In 1994, Michel Delacroix was selected by the U.S. Olympic Committee to be an Official Artist of the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games and commissioned to paint three works. Two of the works became Official Posters of the historic Games and the third, the Cover Art for The Sound of the Games, the Official five-CD box set of the 1996 Games, which featured Gloria Estefan's theme song, "Reach." Further honors followed a year later when Delacroix was named the Official Artist of the 1995 Special Olympics World Games and was joined for the unveiling of his commissioned work, ‘Sport. Spirit. Splendor.’, by Caroline Kennedy.

To this day, Michel Delacroix is dedicated to painting his beloved sceneries of France.

 

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Original Paintings by Michel Delacroix

   
Michel Delacroix L'Hotel des 2 lion Original Painting

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L'Hotel des 2 lion-2421
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Limited Editions by Michel Delacroix

   
Michel Delacroix Cafe De La Paix Limited Edition Serigraph

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Cafe De La Paix
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