Jean Legros

Passerine 1976 enamelled iron 186 x 31.5 cm


The work of Jean Legros has always been inhabited by a kind of power which still amazes today as it guides the eye and shines from one painting onto another.

This metaphor of light, as hackneyed as it may be, seems the only one to convey the intensely radiating color that unfailingly characterizes every one of his paintings.

Born in 1917 in Paris, Jean Legros died in 1981 in Malakoff.

Courtesy Galerie Lahumière