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LaGrange Art Museum to Host Francoise Gilot Exhibit

The LaGrange Art Museum will feature the exhibition of Francoise Gilot: A Retrospective of Original Prints starting November 10th.

Gilot, soon to be 96, premiered her first exhibition of paintings in Paris in 1943. The following year, at age 21, she met and became a very intimate friend of famed artist Pablo Picasso, then 61. Their relationship continued for nine years with Gilot serving as Picasso’s artistic muse. They had two children, Claude Picasso and Paloma Picasso.

In 1964, eleven years after their separation, Gilot wrote “Life with Picasso,” which provides a fascinating and rare perspective of the human side of the creative genius, Picasso.

“Gilot is one of the most enduring artists of the post-World War II School of Paris,” said LAM Interim Director Lauren Oliver.

“The works in this exhibition reflect the evolution of the modern art in the 20th Century.”

After seventy years, Gilot continues to work as a painter wrestling between form and color, a visual statement that is at once both personal and universal.

“Francoise Gilot: A Retrospective of Original Prints” is on exhibit November 10th through January 20th in the Joyce Jackson Gallery at La-Grange Art Museum. The exhibition will feature more than 50 original prints.

The Opening Reception will be November 10th 79PM.

For more information go to www.lagrangeartmuseum. org.

Contact: Lauren Oliver, LaGrange Art Museum Interim Director, (706) 8823267 or art@ lagrangegartmuseum. org To keep up with the latest news involving the City of LaGrange, go to www.lagrangega.org or follow us on Facebook at facebook. com/ lagrangegagov, Twitter at @lagrangegagov, & Instagram at instagram.com/cityoflagrangega