Jean-Charles Moreux

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Jean-Charles Moreux (1889– 7 July 1956) was a French architect, and a representative of a rigorous and poetic classicism.

Life[edit]

Gaining a diploma at the École des Beaux-arts de Paris in 1922, he was a friend of Jean Lurçat and worked for Jacques Doucet, baron Robert Rothschild and vicomte Charles de Noailles.

Works[edit]

  • Saint-Cloud, maison Brugier, 1926-1927.
  • Saint-Leu-la-Fôret, auditorium for Wanda Landowska, 1926-1927 (private property).
  • Paris, avenue Marigny, hôtel particulier for baron Robert Rothschild, 1927-1928.
  • Château de Maulny at Montbizot, (Sarthe), 1929-1930.
  • Paris, villa Seurat, studio-house for the sculptor Robert Couturier, 1937-1938.
  • Saint-Germain-en-Laye La Thébaïde, hôtel particulier for the Véra brothers, (André and Paul), 1924.[1]
  • Paris, Hôtel particulier for Bernard Reichenbach, rue Alfred-Dehodencq, 1930-1932.
  • Paris, 6, rue de Miromesnil, shop-front of Colette's shop, 1936[2]
  • Paris, jardins des Gobelins (square René-Le Gall), 1936-1938.
  • Paris, pavillon de la Martinique, île des Cygnes, for the "exposition internationnale des arts et des techniques dans la vie moderne", 1937.
  • Cairo, open-air restaurant for the hôtel Sheperd, 1947-1948.
  • London, library of the Institut de France, Queensberry place, 1949-1950.
  • Paris, musée du Louvre, rearrangement of the salle Rubens, 1952–1953, (destroyed).[3]
  • Paris, musée du Louvre, rotonde des Petits cabinets, 14 paintings from the studiolo of duke Federico da Montefeltro (1422–1482), 9 by Joos van Wassenhove and 5 attributed to Pedro Berruguete, 1953 (arrangement destroyed).
  • Hamburg, St. Ansgar's and St. Bernard's Church, compleded 1955.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Susan Day, Jean-Charles Moreux architecte-décorateur-paysagiste, Ed. Norma, 1999.
  • Histoire de l'architecture (PUF, 1968, 10 édition)

References[edit]

  1. ^ The decorative panels for this hôtel would later be conserved at the musée Véra in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, which no longer exists.
  2. ^ With Bolette Natanson.
  3. ^ Flemish-style frames by Emilio Terry.