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Mitsie’s Memories: Jean-Claude Picot

 In Art & Gallery News, Artists & Special Collections, By Mitsie Scaglione, Jean-Claude Picot

A Park West Gallery exclusive • By Mitsie Scaglione

On the Rue de Petite Chatenay outside of Paris, on a very small street surrounded by a park, you will find the home and studio of artist Jean-Claude Picot (1933-) and his wife Christiana. We have always enjoyed our visits with the Picots because of their love of life and wonderful senses of humor.

Jean-Claude Picot, Albert and Mitsie Scaglione, Park West Gallery

Jean-Claude Picot’s studio in Paris. ©Park West Gallery, 2010

The artist’s studio (as you can see in the photograph) is filled with natural light, so, as Picot says, his “paintings can be one with nature.” Picot’s canvases have vibrancy and explosion of color. Many depict the couple’s favorite place — the South of France — where they have a vacation château.

Jean-Claude Picot, Albert and Mitsie Scaglione, Park West Gallery

Jean-Claude and Christiana Picot arrive at the Salon d’Automne. ©Park West Gallery, 2010

On one occasion, Albert and I were fortunate enough to attend the Salon d’Automne with the Picots in Paris. Selected artists had been asked to join the exhibition and it was interesting to tour with Picot and to hear his expert comments. Afterwards, we continued on to lunch, where I captured this great photograph of Picot and Albert.

Jean-Claude Picot, Albert and Mitsie Scaglione, Park West Gallery

Jean-Claude Picot and Albert Scaglione at Le Salon. ©Park West Gallery, 2010

Jean-Claude Picot, Albert and Mitsie Scaglione, Park West Gallery

Jean-Claude Picot, Albert and Mitsie Scaglione, Park West GalleryPicot reviewing his artwork at the printer’s studio in Paris. ©Park West Gallery, 2010

Our next stop was the printers’ studio to review Picot’s new works, many of which were eventually shown at the Picot exhibition at Park West Gallery. Our clients were so happy to meet with the artist and have the artwork they collected personally dedicated to them.

Jean-Claude Picot, Albert and Mitsie Scaglione, Park West Gallery

Picot dedicating artwork at the opening of his Park West exhibit. ©Park West Gallery, 2010

Jean-Claude and Christiana Picot, Albert and Mitsie Scaglione, Park West Gallery

Jean-Claude and Christiana Picot at Park West Gallery. ©Park West Gallery, 2010


Artwork selections from the Jean-Claude Picot Collection are available for purchase through Park West Gallery and its cruise art auctions at sea. Please visit the Park West Gallery – Picot Collection to learn more.

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  • Ray
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    I sure wish you had let me and all others on your mailing list know about Picot being at your gallery. Since I have collected over 30 of his prints and painings, I sure would have liked to attend and meet him.

    • Park West Gallery
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      Ray,
      Your comment is appreciated. Please understand that the referenced Picot exhibit took place some years ago. We apologize if this was unclear in the posting.
      PWG

  • Marilyn Denny Thomas
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    Mitsie, I have googled until I’m boggled and can’t find the information I need. I am interested in using a Picot print for the cover of my new book. Do you know if a user’s license is a possibility and who to contact if it is? Thank you!

  • Rodolfo Careri
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    Hello, I purchased a Jean Claude Picot original oil on canvas titled “Les Pivoines” to Park West Galleries at an auction, I have all the original documentation.
    Any Collectors?????
    Thank You!

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