Alexis Pentcheff Fine Art

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Galerie Alexis Pentcheff specialises in modern painting from the second half of the 19th Century to the first half of the 20th Century, including impressionism, post-impressionism and modern art, with a focus on the most talented artists who worked in Provence. However, the gallery frequently presents French and international artists beyond this geography whose work may be relevant to its artistic programme. Since its opening, the art gallery has organised more than thirty exhibitions - painting, sculpture and design - and has participated in several international art fairs such as Brafa in Brussels.

On this website, you will be able to access our catalogue, read about our forthcoming exhibitions but also learn more about our past events and order our printed catalogues on our online bookshop. The gallery is always thrilled to answer any request you may have regarding art appraisal or a painting you wish to buy or sell. Please do not hesitate to contact us by email or telephone and to subscribe to our newsletter to receive our invitations to our upcoming events.





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The gallery regularly presents works by impressionist, post-impressionist and modern painters. Attached to Provence, she specializes in artists who have worked on the Mediterranean coasts. Influenced by the singular light and the intense heat of the region, the masters of modernity meet there and form an unprecedented artistic emulation that the gallery tries to transcribe in thematic exhibitions and cutting-edge selections.

Since its opening, the gallery has specialised in 19th and 20th-century Provençal painting.  Taking Émile Loubon and his resolutely modern teaching as a starting point, the gallery aims to highlight the artistic influence of Provence with his most illustrious students, including Raphaël Ponson (1835 - 1904), Paul Guiguou (1834 - 1971), Jean-Baptiste Olive (1848 - 1936), or Joseph Garibaldi (1863 - 1941). Following this approach, the gallery’s reach extends to the development of modernity in the region with the work of famous Marseilles figures, sometimes marginal ones, with René Seyssaud (1867 - 1952), Auguste Chabaud (1882 - 1955), Alfred Lombard (1884 - 1973), Pierre Girieud (1876 - 1948), Augustin Carrera (1878 - 1952), Louis-Mathieu Verdilhan (1875 - 1928) and Pierre Ambrogiani (1907 - 1985).

At the end of the 19th century, the history of the city of Marseille and its colonial past as a place of exchange and a strategic travelling point towards the East, led many painters to express a deep fascination for new lands. With Jospeh Inguimberty, then André Maire, and Paul Jouve, the gallery, through new exhibitions and publications seeks to take a fresh look at these travelling painters whose works, influenced by multiple peregrinations in Asia, India and Africa, have radically changed our Western perception.

During thematic temporary exhibitions and "hors les murs" projects, the gallery also presents works for sale from post-war and contemporary artists, forming a relevant dialogue between different times and pictorial styles. Always seeking artistic coherence, it features French and international artists whose discourse seems to support its voice and artistic selections.

Highly implied in René Gruau’s international representation, Galerie Alexis Pentcheff acquired the artist’s studio collection in 2018, gathering today the largest collection of original works in the world. The gallery aims to present all aspects of his work through diverse projects, including a retrospective held at the gallery in 2016 and international events showcasing gouaches, inks, and pencil on paper, in order to illustrate the richness and influence of his artistic production.


dora maar

seule au bord de la terre

Giulia Pentcheff

Publication year 2022
Number of pages 144
Format 21 x 21 cm
ISBN 9791094462119

Exhibition catalog at the Alexis Pentcheff Gallery in Marseille from March 10 to April 15, 2022

This exhibition catalog at the Alexis Pentcheff Gallery presents more than one hundred and sixty original works by Dora Maar, created between the 1960s and the end of her life, during a period when, separated from Picasso with whom she lived for nearly ten years, she gradually withdrew from the world, to paint and pray. Dora Maar, who in her youth was a photographer, close to the surrealists and avant-garde movements, devoted herself to painting on the advice of Picasso. In the secrecy of her Parisian studio or in that of her house of Ménerbes, in the Vaucluse, she creates poetic and abstract works, by which she dissociates herself and detaches herself from the influence of her former lover. All of the works in the exhibition come from the collection of Dominique de Roquemaurel-Galitzine, jewelry designer and artist, who had acquired, at the sales of the Dora Maar estate, three cartoons that were kept intact, like a treasure, on top of a cupboard for over twenty years.  Having come down to us as a kind of time capsule, this collection of works allows us to better understand the artist's painted work and to grasp a research that she has not ceased to carry out since her surrealist works of the 1930s.



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