Galerie Vallois

Jean-Michel Frank

(French, 1895–1941)

bureau / desk by jean-michel frank

Jean-Michel Frank

Bureau / desk

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canapé / sofa by jean-michel frank

Jean-Michel Frank

Canapé / sofa, 1929

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commode / chest of drawers by jean-michel frank

Jean-Michel Frank

Commode / Chest of drawers, ca. 1930

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commode à deux portes entièrement recouverte de galuchat blanc ouvrant sur un intérieur en sycomore présentant trois tiroirs by jean-michel frank

Jean-Michel Frank

Commode à deux portes entièrement recouverte de galuchat blanc ouvrant sur un intérieur en sycomore présentant trois tiroirs, ca. 1930

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lampadaire formé d’un fût cylindrique en verre reposant sur une base circulaire en métal / floor lamp composed of a cylindrical glass shaft resting on a circular metal base by jean-michel frank

Jean-Michel Frank

Lampadaire formé d’un fût cylindrique en verre reposant sur une base circulaire en métal / Floor lamp composed of a cylindrical glass shaft resting on a circular metal base, ca. 1930

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lampe boule en terre cuite by jean-michel frank

Jean-Michel Frank

Lampe boule en terre cuite, 1931

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Biography

Timeline

1895
Jean-Michel FRANK was born in Paris. He belonged to a wealthy Jewish family from Germany that had been living in France since 1880.
1904
Completed his elementary and secondary studies at the Lycée Janson de Sailly.
1911
Began to study law
1915
Loses his two brothers during the First World War. Worried about his situation, his father commits a suicide.
1919 - 1925
Jean-Michel FRANK travels through out the world, evolving in the artistic and social circles of that time. He befriends the Surrealists and specifically the “Group of six”.
1919
Having been confined since, his mother dies. He inherits a small fortune which helps him enter the Parisian life.
1927
He meets the Chilean Eugenia Errazuriz.
1930
Jean-Michel FRANK contacts a Parisian interior decorator, Adolphe CHANAUX, a former student of Groult and Ruhlmann, for the interior decoration of his apartment on Rue de Verneuil. After that, Jean-Michel FRANK and Adolphe CHANAUX decide to become associate in 1931. They establish themselves in the old Groult studios, at “La Ruche”, Rue de Montaubaun.
1932
Inauguration of this new collaboration and of the “Ligne Jean-Michel FRANK” with the opening of the Gallery Jean-Michel FRANK at 140 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore.
1939 - 1940
Jean-Michel FRANK leaves France for South America and the United States where he lives in New-York. Through the recognition of his clients and friends, Jean-Michel FRANK continues his activities and teaches at the New-York School of Fine and Applied Arts.In despair nevertheless over his condition as an émigré Jewish artist of German background, Jean-Michel FRANK fell to his death by throwing himself through the window of a New-York building in 1941.