Garzou

French-Armenian artist


Birthdate: 1907
Death date: 12.08. 2000

Jean Carzou (b. 1907 Aleppo, Syria – August 12, 2000 Marsac-sur-l’Isle, Dordogne), born Garnik Zouloumian, was a French-Armenian artist.
Jean arrived in Paris in 1924 to study architecture. He started working as a theater decorator but he then quickly realized he preferred drawing and painting. In 1938, more than a hundred exhibitions of his works were organized in Paris, in the French provinces and abroad.

In 1949, he received the coveted Hallmark prize.
A Carzou museum exists in the town of Dinard (Brittany). In 1952, he created costumes and sceneries for "Les Indes Galantes" of Rameau at the Opéra de Paris . He continued with "Le Loup" (1953) for "Les Ballets" of Roland Petit, Giselle (1954) and Athalie (1955) at the Opéra and "La Comédie française".

Member of the Institut de France.


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