Directors: Françoise & Florence Chibret-Plaussu

90 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
75008 Paris

Phone: +33 1 42 65 49 60


Galerie de la Présidence

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.

Galerie de la Présidence, Marcel Gromaire, Le Cirque, Aquarelle et encre de Chine sur papier




Le Cirque

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.