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Jean Pierre Le FEVRE was born in Caen where he studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts from 1949 to 1953 under the direction of LE GARRIDO. It was here that this instructor at the Departmental Centre for Children (C.D.E) in Cantelou, near Rouen, met artists of the group ''Palette Cantilienne'' and their president SIEBERT, not forgetting Albert MALET, with whom he had many enriching encounters.

It was in 1973 that he moved to Saint Lô and further confirmed his original talent, after having discovered the personality of Jef FRIBOULET and his studio in Fécamp. It was then that he began his brilliant ascent in the national and international artistic scene.

An exceptional drawer, Jean Pierre LE FEVRE established himself as one of the most outstanding painters in Lower Normandy. Pleasant, perceptive and at the same time discrete, he dedicates himself completely to defining those of a simple and generous nature with his warm and daring palette. The translucency of his colours highlight even further his mastery at portraying an authenticity punctuated with flavourful graphic poetry.

André RUELLAN, Art Critic

Every painting contains a little door to pass through.

Expressionist by style, but without excessive vehemence, the paintings of J-P Le Fevre are devoid of mannerisms. They are intended to communicate a certain feeling of a man stooping at work or letting his heart wander towards the infinite. The painter loves lines of perspective and diagonals: “There is a little door in every painting. You have to push it and enter… A painting must provide access to a certain depth. If you are content just to paint the surface of a painting, it’s better to do something else”.

What stirs J.P Le Fevre is that so rare aptitude of some painters to preserve their soul and their child-like view, like Chagall or Toffoli (…)

Having crossed the path of César, Belmondo, Mac Avoye, he does not hesitate to evoke their uncommon power. “With people of this calibre, you get the impression of receiving something unique and irreplaceable”. (…)

Finally, and although he hates quotations, J.P Le Fevre makes this claim: “A child is not a vase which one fills. It is a fire which one ignites”. May all teachers hear this and make it their precept! Our world would be better off following it.

, Art Critic


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