Henri Richelet

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Henri Richelet
Self-portrait by Henri Richelet.
Born(1944-06-16)16 June 1944
Died18 March 2020(2020-03-18) (aged 75)
Paris, France
EducationÉcole nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris
Spouse(s)Ximena Armas
AwardsFirst Grand Prix of the Casa de Velázquez, Madrid, 1968 (etching category)


Henri Richelet (16 June 1944 – 18 March 2020) was a French painter. Inspired by the tradition of Caravaggio, or of Georges de La Tour in his Saint Jérôme pénitent. He used dark backgrounds to make livid and pallid flesh of tense, hunched up bodies stand out.

During the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, he died of COVID-19 on 18 March 2020 in Paris, aged 75.[1]

Works in museum collections[change | change source]

  • Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile :
    • Ne pas toucher : Indian ink on paper (51 x 60 cm).
  • Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende, Santiago, Chile :
    • Derniers outrages : oil painting on canvas (100 x 81 cm).

References[change | change source]

  1. "Hommage à Henri Richelet, peintre du temps qui passe". Vosges Matin (in French). 26 March 2020. Retrieved March 27, 2020.