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Monday, June 09, 2008

Yvonne Jean-Haffen

Yvonne Jean-Haffen (October 1895- November 1993)
Pardon at Notre-Dame de la Clart 1975
Painting on acrylic and canvas . 50, x 73
Maison d'artiste de la Grande Vigne, Dinan


Yvonne Jean-Haffen (October 1895- November 1993)
Dévotion des pèlerins 1932
Pencil on paper 13,x 19
Maison d'artiste de la Grande Vigne, Dinan


Yvonne Jean-Haffen (October 1895- November 1993)
Après l'office, la foule devant l'église 1925-1935
Gouache on board 49 x 31
Maison d'artiste de la Grande Vigne, Dinan

Yvonne Jean-Haffen (October 1895- November 1993)
Arrivée du pardon à St Samson 1945
Pencil on paper 24 x 32
Maison d'artiste de la Grande Vigne, Dinan



Yvonne Jean-Haffen (October 1895- November 1993) was a Breton artist who had many skills: painting, drawing, ceramics.

She embraced life in Brittany and its culture after her marriage. She depicted pardons, landscapes and seascapes.

In 1937 she and her husband purchased la Grande Vigne, near Rance and Dinan. During the second world war 1940-45 la Grande Vigne became a centre of artistic meeting and activity.

It has been open to the public since 1993. She bequeathed her home as a museum and the artist's studio as a place for artists to come and paint the wonders of Brittany.