Jean Carzou

JEAN CARZOU (1907 -2000)

Internationally renowned artist Jean Carzou, whose works graced the novels of literary giants like Ernest Hemmingway, adorned Paris opera houses and captured the passion of saints on chapel walls, died August 12, 2000 in Perigeaux, France. Carzou, who was a member of France’s Academie des Beaux-arts and decorated with the National Order of Merit was 97 years old.
Born Karnik Zouloumian on January 1st, 1907 in Syria to an Armenian family, Carzou later created his name from the first syllables of his name and surname. Becoming a world traveler at an early age, Carzou was educated in Cairo Egypt before moving to Paris in 1924 at the age of 17 to study art and architecture in earnest. Read more >

Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Size: 80x60cm