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Christian JEQUEL was born January 16, 1935 in Ganges in the Cévennes.
From 1958 he regularly attends the Péano famous meeting place of Provencal artists, known commonly School Rive Neuve. He discovered the knife painting, develops his own technique and became one of the world’s most undisputed masters.
Christian JEQUEL painted scenes of daily life in which the characters in situations are always the center of his paintings.
The fishermen, bowls players, markets the reapers, shepherds, farmers interiors where fire lights up the chimney, carrying us to this day that is almost part of our most intimate memories.
the color, that’s life … and Christian JEQUEL we are led with happiness!
2013 Solo exhibition at the “Yudefang Art Space” in Shanghai (China).
2012 Sole exhibition at the ‘Michael Marciano Gallery” in Marseille
2011 Solo exhibition at the “Michael Marciano Gallery” place des Vosges in Paris.
2007 He exhibits at “Art Shangaï” (China).
Solo exhibition at the “Galerie Lacydon” inMarseille.
Publication of the third book dedicated to his work.
2006 Solo exhibition in Dubai (United Arab Emirates).
He exhibits at “Beijing International Art”(China)
2005 Exhibits at “Art Shangai”(China).
2004 Solo exhibition at the “Galerie Lacydon” inMarseille.
Solo exhibition at the “Galerie Mazarin” in Toulon.
From this date every year Christian Jequel teaches his own knife technique at the Paint Academy of Moulin de Perrot and now to Glandier in Loir et Cher (France).
2001 Solo exhibition at the “Galerie de Cannes”(Cannes).
1999 Solo exhibition at the “Galerie Mazarin” in Toulon.
Solo exhibition in Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire).
1998 Solo exhibition at the “Galerie Lacydon” in Marseille.
1997 Solo exhibition in Naple (Florida-USA).
1996 Solo exhibition at the “Galerie Mazarin” in Toulon.
Publication of the second book dedicated to his work.
1995 First exhibition at “Art Expo” in New-York.
1994 Solo exhibition in Carmel (California-USA).
1989 to 1990 The United States discovers Jequel through the “Lutece Galleries” in Carmel, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
1989 Publication of the first book dedicated to his work.
1985 to 1989 He exhibits in Paris as well as in the main cities in France.
He also exhibits in the United States, Japan, Spain, etc…
He is invited to participate to a number of televised programmes in one of which he paints live.
1985 He is guest of honour at the “Festival Européen d’Art”.
1983 He is invited to the “Salon de la Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts” at the Grand Palais in Paris.
1979 First solo exhibition at the “Galerie d’Art de la Place Beauvau” in Paris
1973 The “Lacydon Gallery” in Marseille exhibits his work for the first time.
1960 to 1969 A period of study during which he discovers his technique of applying paint with a knife and develops his own methods and approaches.
1960 Date of his first solo exhibition.
1935 Christian Jequel is born on the 16 january of this year in Ganges in the Cévennes.