Director Mathias Ary Jan
Self-taught man passionate about art, Mathias Ary Jan founded his first gallery in 1997. Three years ago, he established his gallery 32 avenue Marceau, where he exhibits works from the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th. Among the many artistic movements that flourished during this pivotal period in art history, Mathias Ary Jan specialized in Orientalism and the Belle Époque.
The gallery regularly presents themed exhibitions, around emblematic artists such as Félix Ziem or Jacques Majorelle and has been participating in numerous Salons, notably the Biennale Paris and the Brafa in Brussels for more than ten years.
Watercolor on paper, titled at the bottom center "The blue mosque of Tauris (Persia)
Dimensions : 28 x 40 cm
Preparatory study for the painting presented at the Salon in 1872. Another painting representing this snow-covered mosque is now kept in the Fabre Museum in Montpellier
Due to the gravity of the international situation resulting from the spread of COVID-19 and in order to protect the health of all parties concerned, we have decided to cancel the 29th edition of the Salon du dessin.
France officially declared a state of health emergency on 24 March for two months and there are still numerous uncertainties regarding the evolution of the pandemic over the coming months. These factors make it impossible to reprogram the Salon before the summer of 2020 and the Salon du dessin, which usually attracts numerous other events in Paris for a week, will therefore not take place this year.
Louis de Bayser, President of the Salon du dessin said “this is a difficult decision to take with regard to all those who worked hard for this edition, but our priority is to protect the health of all our exhibitors, visitors and partners”.
We send our thoughts to all those affected by this epidemic and hope that this unprecedented health situation will quickly change favorably.
The organizers of the Fair