Michel Delacroix

Michel Delacroix was a French painter born in Paris in 1933. His acclaimed work embodied the “naif” style of the early 19th century and favored vibrant color use. As a lifelong Parisian, Delacroix used his sharp artistic skills to highlight the beauty and energy of the iconic city. His collections have been featured in galleries and group exhibitions all around the world, earning notable awards and prestigious recognition. Michel Delacroix had an incredibly successful art career, and his work his celebrated worldwide. Are you interested in procuring a high-quality print of Delacroix’s distinguished work? Contact Zimmerman Fine Art today!

Art Education and Career Highlights

Michel Delacroix grew up in Paris, France, during the German Occupation of World War Two. His work depicts Paris during this unique moment in French history and showcases the timeless charm of the City of Lights. Delacroix began painting at the age of 7, and later studied at the École des Beaux-Arts to further his art education and advance his skills. His painting style is characterized as naif or primitive.

Delacroix has an incredibly successful art career. From the Musée International d’Art Naïf to the Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, his work has been showcased in both private and public collections worldwide, as well as over 300 solo-exhibitions.

Awards and Recognition

Delacroix’s work has received enormous praise and earned several prestigious awards. In Paris, his paintings were commemorated with the 1973 Grand Prix des Amateurs d’Art award. In 1976, he won both the Premier Prix de Sept Collines in Rome, Italy, and the Grand Prix de la Cote d’Azur in Cannes.

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