Innocent, Franck

Franck Innocent was born on November 20, 1912 in Sahurs (Seine-Maritime) – 1983, Paris

A primal flicker of light is captured in Innocent’s paintings. It is the primal element elevating all his subjects into the sacred realm of art. From his flat rural landscape of Normandy, Innocent has brought the patience to wait for the right moment and immortalize this light in all of his paintings – He died in 1983 in Paris.

Officier des Palmes Academiques – Chevalier du Merite Culturel et Artistique – Medaille d’argent de la Ville de Paris – Medaille d’argent art Sciences et lettres – Laureat du livre d’or des valeurs humaines. Societaire des Salons Parisiens:

Independants – Nationale des Beaux Arts

Artistes français – Dessin et Peinture A 1’eau – Peintres temoins de leur temps.

Expose aux Salons:

Comparaisons, Automne, Terres latines, Marine.

En Province :

Honfleur, Trouville, Rouen, Vichy, Dijon, Cherbourg, Caen, Mantes, Bollene, Brecey, Bacqueville, etc…

Nombreuses expositions degroupe: Caracas, Paris, Tokyo, Osaka, Hiroshima, Bruxelles, Quebec, Deauville, etc…

Expositions particulieres: A Paris: 1944,55,56,57,58,60,61,63,64,70,77,78,80.

Rouen: 1936,38,41,42,44,46,47,52,53,54. Musee des Beaux Arts: 62. Dieppe: 1954,55,64. Honfleur: 1956,58,70,73,79. Le Havre: 57,77. Les Andelys: 76,78. Toulouse : 74,79. Lyon : 75,79. Lambersart: 77. Caudebec: 68. Beziers: 78. St Jean Cap Ferrat: 78. Deauville: 75. Reims: 76. Chalons/Sa6ne: 76. Montpellier : 60. Valenciennes : 60. Raph6les les Arles : 60. Poitiers : 60. Rennes : 69. Strasbourg: 72. Cannes: 72. Cherbourg: 61,72. Pourville: 61. Chantilly: 75. Ste Marguerite : 72. Caen : 65. Vichy: 63. Angers :79. Boulogne/mer: 77,80. Li-sieux: 59. Brest: 58. Senlis: 76. Aux U.S.A: San Francisco: 68. NewYork: 76. En Suisse: Aubonnes: 72. Bdle: 78. Gen&ve: 78. Vevey: 78. En Belgique: Bruxelles : 58. En Italie : Turin : 56.

Museums

  • Ville de Paris – Honfleur – Rouen – Dieppe et Collections de l`Etat.

Monographies

  • Yvon Bettex “Franck Innocent” Coll. Art document. Cailler ,Edit. d Gen&ve.
  • Herve Bazin “Franck Innocent” Collec. Ecole de Rouen BDS Edit. Rouen

Illustrations

  • Marcel Pagnol “La Belle Meunire et le Rosier de Mad. Husson”. Editions Pastorelli

Decoration

  • Appartement de luxe “Picardie” de l’ex-paquebot France

Private Collections

  • France
  • Belgique
  • Etats Unis
  • Canada
  • Japon Angleterre
  • Italie

Award

  • Selected for the Prix de la Critique,
  • Amateur d’Art,
  • Greenshiels,
  • Triennale de Jansonne
  • Othion Friesz

Testimonials

Since 1986, I have known and worked with Solomon cohen both on a personal and professional basis. During these years, I have ben his mentor, imparting my knowledge and expertise of the artists Antonio Cortès, Edoaurd Cortès, Laloue, dyf and Loir. As a result, I am completely confident of Solomon's ability in executing an accurate authentification of their work.

David Klein
Klein Art Gallery