Director: Kiyotsugu Taménaga
Founded in 1969 by Kiyoshi Taménaga in Tokyo, Galerie Taménaga opened two new spaces in Osaka and Paris in 1971 (a fourth space will open in Kyoto in 2021).
The Galerie Taménaga was one of the first galleries to introduce western art in Japan, since the gallery has specialized in Impressionist, Modern and contemporary paintings, and has a collection including masterpieces such as paintings by Cézanne, Renoir, Redon, Rouault, Van Dongen, Dufy, Picasso, Klee, Chagall, etc.
The history of this gallery reflects the transmission of a passion within the Taménaga family. Indeed, Thus, Kiyotsugu and then Kiyomaru Taménaga continue Kiyoshi’s work. Respectively son and grandson of the founder, they inherited his great sensitivity and curiosity, and devote themselves more widely to the discovery and support of contemporary artists, such as Chen, Sugawara, Tchïnai, Yoshikawa, but also the American Tom Christopher, and the Spanish Lorenzo Fernandez; artists who are recognized today.
With its participation in at prestigious international fairs, the Galerie Taménaga regularly exhibits the great Impressionist and Modern Masters, while actively participating in the discovery of new talents. Celebrating its fiftieth anniversary in 2021, the Galerie Taménaga has established itself today as one of the major defenders of today’s art scene.
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