Jean Leymarie (art historian)

Jean Leymarie (* July 17, 1919 in Gagnac -sur -Cère, department Lot, † 9 March 2006 in Paris) was a French art historian.


Leymarie studied art history in Toulouse and Paris. After the Second World War, he began a career as a museum curator. From 1950 to 1955 he was director of the Musée de Grenoble and from 1968 to 1973 director of the Musée National d' Art Moderne. Leymarie was from 1979 to 1985 as the successor of Balthus director of the Académie de France à Rome. As a high school teacher, he taught at the Universities of Geneva and Lausanne.

Works (selection)

  • Renoir, 1978
  • Picasso, La monograph 1881-1973
  • Le Fauvisme, 1987
  • La campagne de Corot
  • Balthus
  • L'Aquarelle
  • Geneviève Asse, ( jointly with Sylvia Baron)
  • Tal Coat, 1992
  • Dessins de Manet à Renoir Impressionnistes 1969 Skira, Geneva, new edition, 1985 ( ISBN 2605000478 )