Born on June 14th, 1878 in Charpentry, died in Rhemes on November 14th 1946. Jean Goulden was a Doctor of Medicine, painter and designer particularly known for his splendid enamels. He was first married with Sybille Bullock-Haal, and later in 1925 with Dolly Schmied a daughter of the well-known painter Francois-Louis Schmied (1873-1941) with whom he collaborated during his artistic career. He also worked closely with the artists Jean Dunand and Paul Jouve.

During the Great War, Jean Goulden was a Major in the Eastern Army Corps, stationed in Thessaloniki and later he moved in the Dardanelles. He made several drawings and watercolors from the Macedonian region, mainly inspired by the local architecture and ethnicities. One example s his drawing “ Maison a encorbellement en Macedoine” , sold by the auction house Tayan , Paris France on May 28th 2002 (lot number 49).  The works of Goulden’s Macedonian War period were later printed by Francois-Louis Schmied (in total 18 views of Thessaloniki, 7 views of Macedonian valley and 17 views of Mount Athos) in a book called “Salonique La Macedoine L’Athos” published in 1922. One rare sample of this book (it is an edition of only 70 samples) was sold by the auction house Sotheby’s London, UK on 9 September 2003 for 7200 pounds.

The major influence into his artistic career was his stay with the monks of Mount Athos where he discovered the Byzantine style enamels. The way of making enamels remained his main style in his further career.

Jean Goulden 1878-1946 Maison a encorbellement en Macédoine 1917-drawing
Jean Goulden 1878-1946 The book ”Salonique La Macedoine L’Athos.
Jean Goulden 1878-1946 The book ”Salonique La Macedoine L’Athos

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This lexicon is a result of my 15 years long period of researching & documenting the personalities and the artworks of the foreign painters, sculptors, illustrators, and photographers having visited different spots of the geographic territory of Macedonia, there having created works of art there over a 100-years long period i.e. between 1850-1950. Their presence and artwork in the Macedonian milieus represent a notable cultural heritage to the international linkage of the ethnic Macedonians as well as to all the ethnicities living in the picturesque territory of Macedonia and the cultures of modern-day countries spread over parts of the geographic territory of Macedonia. Witnessing the artistic contributions of the foreign artist, we are proud of their Macedonia-themed creative works and experiences. I believe that their artworks, having been inspired and created over the vast region of Macedonia, unite us all in these challenging times, and under the facts and the values of the artistic beauty.

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