Directors: Françoise & Florence Chibret-Plaussu
Located opposite the Elysée Palace, the Galerie de la Présidence, founded in 1971, by Françoise Chibret-Plaussu, is now run by her daughter Florence.
We offer a selection of masters from the nineteenth to the twentieth century including Boudin, Buffet, Cross, Derain, Fautrier, Dufy, Giacometti, Gromaire, Hélion, Maillol, Marquet, Matisse, Poliakoff, Signac, Veira da Silva, Vlaminck and Vuillard.
We have mounted exhibitions devoted to Marquet, Vlaminck, Signac, Cross, Hélion, Maillol as to well as to Marcel Gromaire (producing the catalogue raisonné of his works in oil).
The gallery regularly works with leading museums, notably in 2016, on the Boudin retrospective held at the Musée d’Art moderne André-Malraux in Le Havre and on the Marquet exhibition at the Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris. In 2018, we lent a large number of works to the Musée des Impressionnismes in Giverny, for the exhibition “Color and light. The neo-impressionist Henri-Edmond Cross”.
More recently we have been participating to the exhibition « Marcel Gromaire l’élégance de la force » presented at the Musée Boudin in Honfleur, at Musée Paul Valéry in Sète and at the Museum la Piscine in Roubaix.
In 2021 the Galerie la Présidence presented the exhibitions "BLEU", SIGNAC, aquarelles", "GEER VAN VELDE" or even "MARQUET, Paris mon amour".
The gallery also inaugurated 2022 with the exhibition "VERT, Palettes de printemps" and "JEAN FAUTRIER, les années 20" in 2023.
Watercolor and India ink on paper
32,7 x 43,5 cm
Signed and dated lower right
Dr. Charlotte Weidler collection, New York
Private collection, New York
This work will be included in the « catalogue raisonné »
in preparation by Françoise and Florence Chibret-Plaussu
Certificate of Françoise and Florence Chibret-Plaussu
At the Salon du Dessin 2024, we are delighted to present an exceptional group of works by Marcel Gromaire (1892-1971) that illustrate the artist's moments of joy and relaxation, best known for his intense painting with an austere palette.
Very rare are the watercolors in which the subjects of circus, dance or cabaret are flattered by an explosion of strong or vivid colors.
Marcel Gromaire is one of the key figures of the 20th century.
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