Director : Chantal Kiener
Chantal Kiener has always enjoyed discovering previously lesser-known artists. She has devoted exhibitions to groups of works by the Frenchmen Henry Cros and Georges Dorignac, the Belgian Armand Paulis and the American Florence Este.
By appointment, she is pleased to show paintings and drawings from the 19th and early 20th centuries, with a predilection for preparatory studies in all disciplines. She remains particularly attached to landscape studies executed in the open air at the end of the 18th century and throughout the 19th century.
In 2017, she advanced the rediscovery of the work of the artist Henry Cros (1840-1907) by bringing together in a monographic exhibition: previously unpublished documents and more than 50 works - sculptures, drawings and paintings - several of which have been acquired by French or foreign museums.
At the 2018 Paris Fine Arts salon, she presented a group of studies, executed in oil on paper, by the Swiss landscape painter Johann Jakob Frey (1813-1865). In 2020 she acquired and curated a collection of works by Louis-Nicolas Cabat (1812-1893), drawings and oil on paper executed between 1837 and 1852, destined for a forthcoming exhibition.
Founding member of the Salon du Dessin of which she is a regular exhibitor, Chantal Kiener has been exhibiting at the Fine Arts Paris salon since its creation in 2017. She chooses works that touch her by their quality, originality, strength and poetry.
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