Director: Michel Descours
The opening of the painting and drawing gallery in December 2009 marked the culmination of thirty-five years of passion and experience. Long known as an antique dealer specialising in furniture and objets d'art, Michel Descours had the desire and ambition to create a space in Lyon devoted exclusively to what he considered to be the best in the field of fine art. If the gallery is a reference in terms of the Lyon school (Thomas Blanchet, Louis Cretey, Jacques Stella, Hippolyte and Paul Flandrin, Louis Janmot...), its interests go far beyond this production and encompass Italian primitives as well as 19th century Nordic painting and modern art.
Ten years later, in 2019, Michel Descours moved to Paris and opened a space at 10, rue de Louvois, in the 2nd arrondissement, in the heart of the artistic capital. This is now the address of the gallery, where he continues to present a taste and an eye for all schools, while still attaching great importance to the Lyon school.
The gallery regularly collaborates with museums and offers at least one exhibition each year (thematic, monographic or period). Since 2010 it publishes a catalogue every year.
Black chalk, red chalk and white chalk highlights
315 x 236 mm
Numbered lower right « 397 »
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