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|Michel Delacroix - Painter and artist
Michel Delacroix (born in Paris in 1933) is a self-styled "painter of dreams and of the poetic past (naive style)". Michel has devoted five decades to painting a city he calls "The Paris of then," the magical place where he was born, where he spent his boyhood, and where he continues to find inspiration to this day.
Michel's works are renowned for their graceful balance of the earthy and the urban, the cosmic and the ordinary. They have captivated private collectors, museums and ordinary people alike throughout the world, earning the artist both universal praise and numerous awards.
In the U.S. alone, Delacroix's work has been featured in over 300 solo exhibitions, from New York City, Boston, and Washington, D.C., to Los Angeles, Carmel, Denver, Seattle, San Francisco. Abroad, Michel's work has been exhibited in France, Switzerland, Germany, Luxembourg, England, and Japan. It forms part of the permanent collections of the Musee International d'Art Naïf and the Foundation Max Fournay in Paris, and of private collections around the globe.
In 1994, Michel Delacroix was named an Official Artist of the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games and commissioned to celebrate the 1996 Games in an oil painting. Titled "Atlanta 1886-1996", Delacroix's stunning work was used to create an Official Poster for the 1996 Games and a special limited edition.
In 1994, Delacroix was also honored by the U.S. Olympic Committee, which selected him to serve as an Official Artist and commissioned him to mark the one-hundredth anniversary of the modern Olympic Games in a painting titled "1896 Olympic". In 1995, Delacroix became the Official Artist of the 1995 Special Olympics World Games.
The RiverGarden wishes to thank Michel for kindly allowing us to display a small selection of his beautiful paintings on this website.