Born in Cahors on September 29, 1895, and died on June 18, 1974, in Paris. French painter and plastic artist. He studied first medicine until the Great war started in 1914. He was first sent to the French front in Toulouse and then in 1917 with the Army of the orient to Macedonia in Thessaloniki and Monastir (Bitola). In 1918 he got sick from Malaria and returned to Nice for treatment. In this period he mеt cartoonist Sem, During his stay in Macedonia he produced 23 watercolor drawings with satirical scenes from the daily life of Macedonian farmers, which were later published in the book “ En Macédoine sous la Montagne bleue – Campagne d’Orient 1917-1918” . The trauma from the First world war will remain with him until the end of his life. After the war, he decided to become an artist. First, he lived in Algiers where he got influenced by orientalism. Later, his style was influenced by cubism, surrealism, and constructivism. Peyrissac traveled through Europe, in the 1920s he stayed at Bauhaus Germany, where he met Kandinski and Paul Klee. He started to produce sculptures with metal, rope and wood, with dynamics in their composition. During the Second world war, he got an assignment from the famous French art dealer and publisher Aimé Maeght. After the war, he continued to live and work in Algiers and Paris, where he produced numerous constructivist drawings and sculptures.

 

Sources of information:

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Peyrissac

https://www.centenaire.org/fr/peinture/diaporamas/la-campagne-dorient-1917-1918-travers-les-gouaches-de-jean-peyrissac

https://www.amazon.fr/Mac%C3%A9doine-sous-Montagne-bleue-1917-1918/dp/2841869008

Jean Peyrissac (1895-1974) watercolor drawings from Macedonia 1917/1918 published in the book “En Macédoine sous la Montagne bleue - Campagne d'Orient 1917-1918”
Jean Peyrissac (1895-1974) watercolor drawings from Macedonia 1917/1918 published in the book “En Macédoine sous la Montagne bleue - Campagne d'Orient 1917-1918”
Jean Peyrissac (1895-1974) watercolor drawings from Macedonia 1917/1918 published in the book “En Macédoine sous la Montagne bleue - Campagne d'Orient 1917-1918”
Jean Peyrissac (1895-1974) watercolor drawings from Macedonia 1917/1918 published in the book “En Macédoine sous la Montagne bleue - Campagne d'Orient 1917-1918”
Jean Peyrissac (1895-1974) watercolor drawings from Macedonia 1917/1918 published in the book “En Macédoine sous la Montagne bleue - Campagne d'Orient 1917-1918”
Jean Peyrissac (1895-1974) watercolor drawings from Macedonia 1917/1918 published in the book “En Macédoine sous la Montagne bleue - Campagne d'Orient 1917-1918”
Jean Peyrissac (1895-1974) watercolor drawings from Macedonia 1917/1918 published in the book “En Macédoine sous la Montagne bleue - Campagne d'Orient 1917-1918”
Jean Peyrissac (1895-1974) watercolor drawings from Macedonia 1917/1918 published in the book “En Macédoine sous la Montagne bleue - Campagne d'Orient 1917-1918”
Jean Peyrissac (1895-1974) watercolor drawings from Macedonia 1917/1918 published in the book “En Macédoine sous la Montagne bleue - Campagne d'Orient 1917-1918”
Jean Peyrissac (1895-1974) watercolor drawings from Macedonia 1917/1918 published in the book “En Macédoine sous la Montagne bleue - Campagne d'Orient 1917-1918”

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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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