Raymond Templier

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Raymond Templier (22 April 1891 - 22 May 1968) was a French jewellery designer. He is best known for his Art Deco and abstract designs in the 1920s and 1930s.[1]

Early life[edit]

Templier was born into a family of jewellers in Paris on 22 April 1891, the son of Paul Templier.[1][2] His grandfather Charles Templier opened a jewellery shop in Paris in 1849, and founded Maison Templier, which "flourished" under Paul Templier.[2]

Templier graduated from the École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs.[2]


According to the V&A, Templier "was one of a small group of innovative of Art Deco designers producing work in a minimal, geometric style that looked towards Cubism and the imagery of industrial production."[3]

He joined the family business in 1922.[4]

In 1930, he was a founding member of The French Union of Modern Artists.[4] In 1935, he took over the running of Maison Templier from his father, Paul.[4]

Templier retired in 1965.[5] He died on 22 May 1968 in Paris.[3]


His work is in the permanent collections of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, and London's V&A.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b c https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/487295
  2. ^ a b c "Art Deco jewellery: A revolution in form and function - Christie's". christies.com. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "Brooch - Templier, Raymond - V&A Search the Collections". collections.vam.ac.uk. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  4. ^ a b c http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2011/magnificent-jewels-n08732/lot.332.html
  5. ^ "Templier". www.hancocks-london.com. Retrieved 8 August 2018.