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Status, price and estimate of the artist Aurélie NEMOURS

Price of a signed painting: 3,000 – 70,000€.

Artist’s quote for a print: 200 – 1 200€.

Estimate for a drawing or watercolour by the artist at auction: €700 – €25,000

Training with professionals

Aurélie Nemours born Marcelle Baron in 1910 in Paris and died in 2005 in the same city, is a French artist known for her paintings.

She studied at the École du Louvre, which she entered in 1921, and where she studied Egyptian and Byzantine art, mainly archaeology. She then continued her education by enrolling in workshops where she learned graphic design and painting, which she worked on from home. She also writes poetry.

Aurélie Nemours participated in numerous successful exhibitions throughout her life, so much so that in 2002, a few years before her death, the Georges-Pompidou Centre devoted a retrospective of her work to her, attracting over 100,000 visitors. She even created the Aurélie Nemours Prize in 2001, which rewards a creator of art each year and which still exists today.

Abstract art and geometry

During her training in workshops, several art figures influenced her. She first learned graphic design from Paul Colin, then painting at the academy of the cubist André Lhote, and finally at Fernand Léger’s studio. Thus, Aurélie Nemours’ artistic production became exclusively abstract from the 1940s onwards.

Initially favouring oil painting in various formats, she exhibited for the first time in her career at the Salon d’art sacré in 1946, and did so until 1979. With a penchant for polyptychs, diptychs and triptychs are numerous in her production. Also using acrylic, gouache and pastel, her works increasingly favour horizontal or vertical lines and geometric constructions. From the 1960s onwards, she often favoured the square form in her monochrome polychrome technique, geometric abstraction being considered the expression par excellence of 20th century art.

Aurélie Nemours also loves stained glass, and in 1998 she designed the stained glass windows for the Priory of Notre-Dame de Salagon in Mane, in the Alpes de Haute-Provence. She also creates a stele, always in accordance with her interest in square shapes, by superimposing plates of different materials and colours with the Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres.

Multiple works and immediate success

Aurélie Nemours created numerous collections of works during her lifetime, many of which are held in public collections in France and abroad, such as the Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris and the George Pompidou Centre, or the Haus Konstrukiv Museum in Zurich, or in Buenos Aires.

His square geometric paintings are very popular on the art market, with a wide range of prices (from a few hundred to several hundred thousand euros). Examples include his 1972 oil on canvas “Swan Cross”, estimated at 30-50,000 euros, and another Quartet from 1989, “Quadryptique”, an acrylic on canvas estimated at 80-100,000 euros.

Other productions are also present on the auction market at lower prices, such as “Signe Croix” (1987) estimated at 3 to 5,000 euros, or the more colourful “Le tour de la droite” (1981) between 7,000 and 9,000 euros. Many other productions are estimated at a few hundred euros, such as “Espace Bleu” (1959) between 650 and 750 euros, or “Un rouge trois bleus (1973) between 600 and 800 euros.

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