For years, I served as the agent for the ceramic artist Georges Pelletier, who passed away on February 12, 2024.
He dedicated himself to his work in the privacy of his workshop, driven by an unwavering passion until the final days of his life, alongside his son Benjamin, to whom he passed down his rich artistic legacy.
Today, I act as the link between Benjamin and all those interested in their creations.
Furthermore, I organize various exhibitions of his work that take place in different countries around the world, and together we are developing a furniture line called: Ceramica.
Georges Pelletier began his ceramist training at the age of twelve at the Pioulier School in Vence, founded by Célestin Freinet. This school teaches a free and modern art for its time. This training allowed him from a very young age to build a unique artistic identity.
He arrived in Paris in 1953 at the age of 15. Very happy to discover many art exhibitions, he learns a lot by visiting museums and various galleries. From 1954 to 1956 he trained in drawing at the Charpentier Academy and prepared the competition of the School of Crafts. Very curious, he listens attentively to the artistic advice of his older friends.
Occasionally, he goes to the studio of the artist Fernand Léger, where he presents his work to the studio director and trains himself in drawing.
At the age of sixteen, in 1955, he returned to the craft school.
To perfect his know-how, he worked in Claude Pantzer’s workshop. Workshop where the architect and designer Charlotte Perriand came to select ceramics for different projects. During the school holidays he integrates the poteries of Accolay. He created new models that were very successful and met the ceramist Raphael Giarusso with whom he later shared a workshop for a year.
In 1961 he opened his first studio in Paris, where he created his first unique pieces. He is spotted by Bobois House for his talent. That’s why he became a supplier of Bobois lighting collections from 1961 to 1973. He dedicates his studio to the creation of lighting for this large house and for living rooms where he exhibits his sculptures and lamps that are sold with lampshades made by Pierre Ménard from fabrics of the House Roche Bobois.
In 1973, he decided to move south to Cannes, where he set up a new workshop. There, he devoted himself passionately to his work, accompanied by his son Benjamin until his final days. Today, Georges Pelletier is an artist recognized worldwide, and he bequeaths to his son a rich and luminous artistic legacy.
– GSTAAD – “Soleil d’hiver” exhibition in Switzerland in Gstaad, at Patricia Low’s in her magical space, Caravan Gstaad and in her gallery, from December 17, 2021.
– KNOKKE – Exhibition “Originally” in Belgium, in Knokke, which started on August 4, 2021 at Passe Simple Vintage Gallery: Zandstraat 18, 8300 Knooke. Today, this space is a permanent showroom where various creations by Georges Pelletier are presented.
– LOS ANGELES – Permanent showroom of the creations of Georges Pelletier and the furniture we make together, at Studio Van Den Akker in Los Angeles in the PDC Building, since June 2021.
– NEW YORK – Permanent showroom of the creations of Georges Pelletier and the furniture we make together, at Studio Van Den Akker in New York on Third Avenue in the DDB Building, since June 2021.
– ATLANTA – Permanent exhibition of Georges Pelletier’s creations at The Drawing Room ATL Gallery in Atlanta since the end of December 2020. The first exhibition of Georges Pelletier’s creations in the United States.
– IBIZA – Permanent exhibition of Georges Pelletier’s creations since August 6, 2020 at the Galeria Tambien, in Ibiza.
– BRUXELLES – On the occasion of the 25th edition of the Brussels Design Market, Georges Pelletier is the guest of honor of this event; an exhibition of his works is dedicated to him.
– CONSORTIUM MUSEUM – From February 21, 2016 to June 5, 2016, exhibition at the Consortium Museum in Dijon where he presents various works: The almanac 16 Georges Pelletier.
Here is an article on investment and contemporary art in which Georges Pelletier is referenced: