Director: Michel Descours
The opening of the Michel Descours gallery of paintings and drawings in December 2009 was the culmination of a passionate thirty-five-year career. With his reputation as a specialist in antique furniture and objets d’art, Michel Descours’ ambition was to create a space devoted exclusively to the very best in the field of fine arts. In 2019, Michel Descours decided to open a new space in Paris, 10 rue de Louvois in the heart of Paris.
This now where he presents new discoveries and exhibitions with still the same passion and enthousiasm together with Marianne Paunet, who studied both at the Ecole du Louvre and at the ESSEC Business School and is specialized in Old Master Drawings. While the gallery is now considered a leading champion of the Lyon school, Michel Descours’ interests extend far beyond that, and the gallery offers both its private and institutional clients a wide selection of European paintings and drawings from the 16th to the 20th centuries.
The dynasmism of Michel Descours is evident, as he advises collectors and regularly host events, working closely with museums on exhibitions. The LIBRAIRIE DES ARTS (Art Bookshop) in Lyon and online, led by the same passion for art, is a natural extension of the gallery.
31 x 34.8 cm
Graphite, charcoal and heightened with white chalk on laid paper
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