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Jean Claracq Affiche Roland Garros 2021

Jean Claracq propose ainsi une œuvre singulière qui entre en résonance avec l’une des grandes nouveautés de la prochaine édition du tournoi: l’instauration des sessions de soirée.
Jean Claracq is the artist for the official poster of Roland Garros 2021, Paris. Every year since 1980, the FFT has given free rein to an artist to create the Roland-Garros poster. This year, the honor goes to the young French figurative painter, Jean Claracq. The artist has created a singular piece that incorporates one of the most important new features at this year’s tournament: the introduction of night sessions. Roland Garros is the house of tennis on clay surface.
Jean Claracq was born in Bayonne in 1991. He grew up in the Basque Country and became interested in art and its history at a very early age. His grandmother, an Italian antiques dealer, knew all about Italian Renaissance paintings. At age 13, he asked his father, from whom he inherited his love of art, to take him to Paris to see some modern art. He began painting at age 15 and took evening classes at Bayonne art school. He quickly displayed a flair for figurative painting. He moved to Paris, where he joined the Atelier de Sèvres in 2011 then the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris.
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by Alain Chivilò
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