GEORGES JOUVE (1910-1964)

Georges Jouve was born in Fontenay-sous-Bois in 1910. He attended École Boulle where he learned sculpture and art history techniques. He began a career as a theater designer. World War II breaks out and he is captured by the German forces and manages to escape, until the end of the war hides in a village in the South of France. Subsequently, he returned to Paris and opened his studio in 1944 and exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Décorateurs in Paris.

Jacques Adnet appealed to him and regularly took part in the Salons de l’Imagerie et des Artistes Décorateurs, through the Ministry of National Education in Rio de Janeiro in 1946, Barcelona in 1947, Milan and Helsinki in 1948, Vienna in 1947, Cairo and Rome in 1950.

Over time, his creations, which were already very traditional and inspired by Southeast pottery, will become more personal and decorative with unique techniques.

This is why Georges Jouve is considered one of the great ceramists of the twentieth century. He is famous for his unique techniques and imaginative concepts inspired by pottery from south-eastern France.