Director: Corinne Kevorkian
The Kevorkian gallery has its roots in 19th century Anatolia where the Kevorkian brothers were born and first started their activity as art dealers and collectors, which took them from Istanbul to Bombay via Tehran.
One of them, Carnig, went into exile in Paris where he founded his first gallery in the Hôtel Drouot district, before moving in 1923 to what is still the gallery current address, 21 quai Malaquais on the left bank of the Seine river.
The torch was taken up in 1963 by his daughter Annie, then from 2006, by his granddaughter Corinne, thus anchoring the history of the gallery in the long time of continuity, after that of uprooting and exile.
One of the favorite areas of the gallery, specializing in Ancient Near Eastern and Islamic Art, is that of miniature painting, that is to say manuscript painting, the production of which occupies a foremost place in the arts of Islamic civilization.
This art is also intimately linked to the family and professional history of the Kevorkian Gallery, whose many works passed through the hands of its representatives, as collectors, experts or dealers, have fueled and continue to enrich some of the most prestigious private and public collections in France and around the world.
The gallery has participated on a regular basis for many years in major international events such as the Biennale, now associated with Fine Arts Paris, and TEFAF Maastricht.
Gouache, gold and ink on paper
Calligraphic panel on the back signed Hafiz Nur Allah
Painting: Mughal India, late 17th - early 18th century AD
Margins and calligraphic panel: Lucknow, late 18th century
Folio: 38 x 26,5 cm
Painting: 16.5 x 10 cm
Calligraphic panel: 19 x 12 cm
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