Marie-Claire Guyot

Marie-Claire Guyot was born in Paris on May 19th, 1937. She studied piano at the Conservatory in Marseilles where she spent her youth. She started to paint in 1961 when she got married with Bruno Colombo. Meanwhile she moved to Italy living first in Venice, than in Turin and finally in Milan. She had two daughters. Each summer she went back in Burgundy to her old family house which was full of memories, where she shared the artistic path with her sister Elisabeth Guyot Vernet.
Marie-Claire started to exhibit in 1965. She studied engraving at Albertina academy in Turin in 1969 and in Urbino (1973).
In 1970 she won the “Foreigner Students” award in Milan.

Solo shows:
1965 Venice (Galleria Internazionale)
1973 Venice (Segno grafico)
1979 Milan (Il Mercante)
1979 Trento (Nove Colonne)
1979 Como (Salotto/A)
1980 Turin (Citibank)
1981 Turin (Citifin)
1982 Bologna (Nove Colonne)
She participated in International exhibitions like in Belgrade (1971) and in Barcelona (1979).
Marie-Claire died on January 21st, 1991.

The great exhibition that consecrated her “creation path” has been organized in 1992 at the Yonne museum, in Burgundy, a year after her death. Most of the works displayed in that occasion are now in the permanent collection of the Création Franche, Bégles’s Outsider Art Museum, in the Aquitania region, south of Bordeaux. Some other operas are kept in MAImuseo, the Irregular Art Museum in Sospiro (Cremona).

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