Henri Richelet is confirmed dead at the age of 75.
Henri was best known as a French painter.
Death was likely due to COVID-19.
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Henri Richelet
Self-portrait by Henri Richelet.
Born (1944-06-16) 16 June 1944 (age 75)
Education√Čcole nationale sup√©rieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris
Spouse(s)Ximena Armas
AwardsFirst Grand Prix of the Casa de Vel√°zquez, Madrid, 1968 (etching category)

Henri Richelet (born 16 June 1944 in Frebécourt (Vosges)), was a French painter.
1 Biography
2 Works
3 Works in museum collections
4 Solo exhibitions
5 Main group exhibitions
6 Bibliography
7 References
8 External links
Born to primary school teachers in a small village close to Domr√©my, the birthplace of Joan of Arc, Henri Richelet spent his childhood and adolescence in the neighbouring small town of Neufch√Ęteau (Vosges). After his Baccalaur√©at, he first attended the √Čcole des Beaux-Arts in Nancy, then the √Čcole nationale sup√©rieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. In 1968, he got the First Grand Prix of the Casa de Vel√°zquez, Madrid in the etching category. He has been living in Paris since the seventies after having spent a few years in Quebec. He is married to the Chilean painter Ximena Armas.
Besides his participation to group exhibitions since 1963, Richelet made numerous solo exhibitions between 1965 and 2007 in France, Quebec and Chile. He also regularly takes part to several salons such as: Salon d'Automne, Salon de Mai, Salon Comparaisons, Salon Grands et jeunes d’aujourd’hui, Salon de Boulogne-Billancourt, Salon d'art contemporain de Montrouge, Salon Figuration critique.
Richelet's provocative humour makes him choose gloomy colours. Following the tradition of Caravaggio, or of Georges de La Tour in his Saint J√©r√īme p√©nitent, he uses dark backgrounds to make livid and pallid flesh of tense, hunched up bodies stand out. ‚Ä≥Vanitas vanitatum, omnia vanitas,‚Ä≥ he is fond of reminding us. This apophthegm haunts many works of his, where his obsession with sex and death is expressed by a parallel between impotence and incapacity to create. One can be surprised, in some of his canvases, by the warm vermilion of a drape, a borrowing which would not have been renounced by the two old masters he so admires.
Energetic lines in his paintings, drawings and etchings oddly bring corpses, broken and mutilated in their physical beauty, on the verge of Death.
Works in museum collections
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile :
Ne pas toucher : Indian ink on paper (51 x 60 cm).
Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende, Santiago, Chile :
Derniers outrages : oil painting on canvas (100 x 81 cm).
Solo exhibitions
1965 : Casino de Contrexéville, France.
1968 : Maison des Beaux-Arts, Paris.
1971 :
Galerie Beaudelaire, Quebec.
Galerie Chantauteuil, Quebec.
1974 : Galerie L’Art du Monde, Paris.
1976 : Galerie L'Estuaire, Honfleur, France.
1990 : Galerie Ceibo, Paris.
1996¬†: H√ītel de Ville, Neufch√Ęteau, France.
1998 : Galerie Thermale, Contrexéville, France.
1999¬†: Galer√≠a Modigliani, Vi√Īa del Mar, Chile.
2001 :
Mus√©e Roybet‚ÄďFould, Courbevoie, France.
Galerie Aux créations du possible, Paris.
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile.
2006¬†: Galer√≠a Modigliani, Vi√Īa del Mar, Chile.
2007¬†: Le Trait d‚ÄôUnion, Neufch√Ęteau, France.
Main group exhibitions
1969 & 1970 :
Casa de Vel√°zquez, Madrid.
Salle Comtesse de Caen, Institut de France, Paris.
1977‚Äď1978¬†: La Bo√ģte, ARC 2, Mus√©e d'Art Moderne, Paris.
1981 : Cent gravures contemporaines, Aulnay-sous-Bois, France.
1982 & 1987 :
Casa de Vel√°zquez, Madrid.
Salle Comtesse de Caen, Institut de France, Paris.
1991¬†: Art contemporain international, Ch√Ęteau de la Bonneti√®re, Haut-Poitou, France.
1996¬†: 3e Festival de l‚Äôart actuel, Ch√Ęteau d‚ÄôO, Orne, France.
1997 : Dialogue Est-Ouest Art Festival, Vayolles, France.
2000 : Variations, Espace Belleville, Paris.
2003 : Hommage à S. Allende, Ris-Orangis, France.
2004¬†: George Sand, interpr√©tations, Couvent des Cordeliers, Ch√Ęteauroux, France.
Xuriguera, G. (1987). Le Dessin, le pastel, l’aquarelle dans l’art contemporain. Paris: éditions Mayer. ISBN 2-85299-004-0.
Anonymous (1993). Paris 13e : l'Art sous toutes ses formes. Paris: éditions Fus-Art.
Anonymous (1996). CD-ROM Art Présent : Rencontre avec les artistes vivant et travaillant en France. Paris: éditions J.F.J.
Anonymous (1996). Grand annuaire des arts sur CD-ROM. Paris: éditions France Art.
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