Leo Marchutz in Aix-en-Provence

The life and work of German-born painter and lithographer Leo Marchutz will be celebrated through a series of events that will take place in Aix-en-Provence in November of this year, over 90 years after Marchutz made his first trip to Cezanne’s native city.

November 6 to 30 – Exposition

AN EXHIBIT OF LITHOGRAPHS ON VENICE by Leo Marchutz will take place at the Vincent Bercker Gallery from November 6 to November 30. The opening reception will be held on Thursday November 14, at 6:30 pm.

Galerie Vincent Bercker, 10 Rue Matheron, Aix-en-Provence

November 11 – Free Concert 

 A MUSICAL PORTRAIT OF LEO MARCHUTZ BY MARC-OLIVIER DUPIN created for wind quintet and narrator, finds its origins in a myriad of overlapping friendships brought together by three generations of the Dupin and Marschutz families. The choice of texts and versification are founded on the contrast and diversity that characterize both the life and the artwork of Leo Marchutz.

The partition, written for five wind instruments, will be interpreted by the Quinette à Vent de Marseille with texts recited by actor Benoît Marchand. The slideshow, projected in real-time, following the live music, was created by Laurent Sarazin. Marc-Olivier Dupin will be conducting the ensemble. The musical presentation will take place on Monday, November 11th, at 5 :00 pm at the Auditorium of the Darius Milhaud Conservatory of Music.

Conservatoire Darius Milhaud, 380 avenue Mozart, Aix-en-Provence

November 12 – Lecture “It’s All About the Artwork”

AN UPDATE ON THE LEO MARCHUTZ CATALOGUE RAISONNE PROJECT – A presentation on work done since the project’s launch in February of 2019 will be made by Denise Lemoine, Project Manager of the Leo Marchutz Catalogue Raisonné. The lecture will take place on Tuesday, November 12th, at 6:30 pm at the Centre d’Etudes Françaises, The Institute for American Universities. 

The Institute for American Universities, 2bis rue du Bon Pasteur, Aix-en-Provence

November 13 – Conference/Narration

THE CITY HALL OF AIX-EN-PROVENCE will be the venue of a conference on the correspondence, from 1933 and 1934, between the painter, Leo Marchutz, and two art historians and scholars who specialized in the work of Paul Cezanne: Fritz Novotny and John Rewald. The focus will be the landscape motifs of the Aix-born painter, the preliminary work on the theses of the two historians, and the daily life of the German artistic community at the Chateaunoir in the mid 1930’s. Actor Benoît Marchand will recite the texts. Antony Marschutz will place the narrative in its context to facilitate understanding.

The conference is part of a series organized by the Aix-based association “Arts, Cultures et Voyages” and will take place at The Aix City Hall, on Wednesday, November 13th at 6:00 pm.

City Hall, Place de la Mairie, Aix-en-Provence

November 14 – Reception

AN EVENING RECEPTION and get-together during the exhibit of Lithographs of Venice by Leo Marchutz will be hosted at the Vincent Bercker Gallery, on Thursday, November 14th, at 6:30 pm.

Galerie Vincent Bercker, 10 Rue Matheron, Aix-en-Provence

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