Pierre Heymann

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Pierre René Heymann is a French painter born in Paris (1950). Since 1972 he works to establish a dialectic of forms and colors (see "Meditation on paintings" website in References).


Self taught artist by choice, he never wanted to subject himself to the restrictions of traditional education. From May 1968, carried by the Hippie movement, considering himself as a world citizen, he traveled and earned his living by making portraits and other jobs.

He settles in Paris in 1971 and starts as secretary at the Galerie Simone Heller, specialized in modern art including Cubist painters such as Albert Gleizes, Auguste Herbin, Jean Metzinger, Auguste Harzic, constructivist and abstract artists as Jacinto Salvado, Otto Nebel, César Domela, Sigismond Kolos-Vary, Paul Szasz, Julien Dinou, Vincent Batbedat (...) which favored exciting encounters.

Follows "Les Cours du Louvre" for Art History and frequents "Le Cabinet des Dessins du Musée du Louvre". Participates actively in the live model sessions of the Atelier Visconti led by Henri de Montrond, a pupil of Albert Gleizes. In the course of the years 1980-90 he becomes the main organizer.

Refusing to pay to show his work, he exhibited for the first time in 1975 in Paris at the International House a series of 40 drawings, gouaches, watercolors, acrylics and oils. In the following years his work is exposed at the Galerie Simone Heller, at the Atelier Visconti, Société Générale bank, the INIAG, Crédit Agricole bank, the monthly medical magazine L'Impatient, a Red Cross hospital, A Part Egale restaurants, at Domus medica, at the Assemblée nationale, at the Ministère de l'Économie Solidaire and in various locations in Île-de-France. These are all personal exhibitions.

He also exhibited at Salon Jeune Peinture in 1986, at Salon de Mai (Grand Palais) in 1987 and at Grande halle de la Villette " 89 Avant Première - French Revolution Bicentennial " in 1988. Then he fixes his choice on the spiritual expression Salon Art Sacré in 1989. In 1992 Pierre Heymann resumed the reins of this last show at its 40th session. Without any subsidy, he organises with the SAESAM (see website in References) three exhibitions: in 1994 and 1995 at the Theatre Trianon in Montmartre, then at the Galerie de Nesle in January 2001.

Other notable activities complement the work of Pierre Heymann :

  • In 1982 while working at the INC - French National Consumer Institute, on comparative testing of automobiles, the idea of the ideal car comes to him. He makes a sketch (as the monospace looks today) and sends it to Renault. Two years later, in 1984 Renault releases its first Espace minivan developed by Matra.
  • Establishes the French CREST in 1985. This allowed the foundation of the CREST of Ecole Polytechnique by François Mitterrand in 1987. In 2001 the original CREST became CCREEST - Cultural meeting centre for aesthetic, ethical, scientific and technical matters (see CCREEST website in References) and continues its activities on Internet.
  • Pierre René Heymann is also a professional journalist since 1977 # CCiJP *: 41103