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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Philippe Lejeune

Philippe Lejeune b.1924
La nuit obscure de saint Jean/ The Dark Night of St John
Oil on panel

Philippe Lejeune b.1924
Sainte Monique présentant son fils / St Monica presenting her son
Oil on canvas- 60x80 cm

Philippe Lejeune b.1924
Tolle et lege
Oil on panel

Philippe Lejeune b.1924
Saint Augustin à Hippone /St Augustine of Hippo 1980
Oil on panel 38 cm x 46 cm



Philippe Lejeune b.1924
David et Saül / David and Saul
Oil on panel

Philippe Lejeune b.1924
Les Pères de l’Église / The Fathers of the Church
Oil on panel

Lejeune grew up in a musical and literary environment.

In 1941 he decided to specialise in painting and became a student of Jean Souverbie.

For the next eleven years he continued painting while pursuing other activities: sketches and glass painting for stained-glass windows designed for churches in Normandy and Brittany.

He is one of the most distinguished of modern French religious artists.

Forty years ago he founded L’École d’Étampes.