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Jean Sanglar Art

French, 1926-1996

Jean Sanglar was born in France in 1926. He draws with taste and talent from an early age, however, his family will only consider this a mere hobby. After studying law, he later took up a position in Paris at the Ministry of the Navy, where he spent his entire professional career. Nevertheless, Sanglar painted his entire life. He frequents the “underground” artistic circles in New York and London, where he meets Francis Bacon and other noteworthy characters. Many pieces were discovered after his death in 1996, including an important series about the Holocaust. In the 1960s, he was frequently exhibited in Paris, where he was awarded a silver medal. Of note, in August of 1968, he met Picasso at a joint exhibition. He expresses his pain in facing the reality of the world when he states, “I don’t pretend to be a witness. I don’t paint to say something; it’s a job, not a hobby.” In his work, rigor remains the watchword, it is present in all his constructions where it is characterized by the use of space in large flat areas of uniform colors, harmonized in different geometric planes leaving a significant space to the universe in which his characters evolve. “I’m not interested in the finished canvas. It is the next one that is important!" An assertive talent that presents to us a humanity that is both surrealist and grotesque. The rhythm is lively and violent; the strokes of pastel or knife marks incise a layer of still fresh paint, winding into endless hanks to give birth to mysterious golems with hollow orbits, opening onto the world a hallucinated haunting look. Expressive facial expressions, whitish bodies, gigantic hands, characters in strangely offbeat situations, in this fascinating universe that leaves on questioning. A world of unbridled freedom, derision, from which deformed bodies spring, sometimes lying on a beach in the sun, playing the trumpet or double bass, spinning, cruelly entangling and drawing the reality of a tragic-comic world. Sangla joins, in his unique style, the expressionist universes of an Edvard Munch, a Lucian Freud, an Egon Schiele or Francis Bacon. He accomplishes this through a sharp look at the world around him. Today, through his work, we have the privilege to discover the fantastic Universe of Sangla.

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Artist: Jean Sanglar
Man with a Hat on a Yellow & Blue background with a Red Flag floating
By Jean Sanglar
Located in Miami, FL
Born in the South of France in 1926 and raised by very strict parents, Jean Sanglar was prohibited from playing with same age mates. Truly talented, as a young boy he drew frequentl...
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Late 20th Century Neo-Expressionist Jean Sanglar Art

Materials

Acrylic, Pastel, Mixed Media, Oil Crayon, Oil Pastel, Oil

Métamorphose
By Jean Sanglar
Located in Miami, FL
Born in the South of France in 1926 and raised by very strict parents, Jean Sanglar was prohibited from playing with same age mates. Truly talented, as a young boy he drew frequentl...
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Late 20th Century Neo-Expressionist Jean Sanglar Art

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Oil Crayon, Oil Pastel, Pastel, Mixed Media, Oil, Acrylic

Upside-Down Blues
By Jean Sanglar
Located in Miami, FL
Born in the South of France in 1926 and raised by very strict parents, Jean Sanglar was prohibited from playing with same age mates. Truly talented, as a young boy he drew frequentl...
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Late 20th Century Neo-Expressionist Jean Sanglar Art

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Oil Crayon, Oil Pastel, Pastel, Mixed Media, Oil, Acrylic

Dancing Figures on a Grey, Red, Yellow & Blue background.
By Jean Sanglar
Located in Miami, FL
Born in the South of France in 1926 and raised by very strict parents, Jean Sanglar was prohibited from playing with same age mates. Truly talented, as a young boy he drew frequentl...
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Late 20th Century Neo-Expressionist Jean Sanglar Art

Materials

Oil Crayon, Oil Pastel, Pastel, Mixed Media, Oil, Acrylic

Le Passeur
By Jean Sanglar
Located in Miami, FL
Born in the South of France in 1926 and raised by very strict parents, Jean Sanglar was prohibited from playing with same age mates. Truly talented, as a young boy he drew frequentl...
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Late 20th Century Neo-Expressionist Jean Sanglar Art

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Oil Pastel, Pastel, Mixed Media, Oil, Acrylic, Oil Crayon

Beach Game
By Jean Sanglar
Located in Miami, FL
Born in the South of France in 1926 and raised by very strict parents, Jean Sanglar was prohibited from playing with same age mates. Truly talented, as a young boy he drew frequentl...
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Late 20th Century Neo-Expressionist Jean Sanglar Art

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Oil Crayon, Oil Pastel, Pastel, Mixed Media, Oil, Acrylic

Vénus Plage
By Jean Sanglar
Located in Miami, FL
Born in the South of France in 1926 and raised by very strict parents, Jean Sanglar was prohibited from playing with same age mates. Truly talented, as a young boy he drew frequentl...
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Late 20th Century Neo-Expressionist Jean Sanglar Art

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Oil Crayon, Oil Pastel, Pastel, Mixed Media, Oil, Acrylic

Acrobaties
By Jean Sanglar
Located in Miami, FL
Born in the South of France in 1926 and raised by very strict parents, Jean Sanglar was prohibited from playing with same age mates. Truly talented, as a young boy he drew frequentl...
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Late 20th Century Neo-Expressionist Jean Sanglar Art

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Oil Crayon, Oil Pastel, Pastel, Mixed Media, Oil, Acrylic

Les Aériennes
By Jean Sanglar
Located in Miami, FL
Born in the South of France in 1926 and raised by very strict parents, Jean Sanglar was prohibited from playing with same age mates. Truly talented, as a young boy he drew frequentl...
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Late 20th Century Neo-Expressionist Jean Sanglar Art

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Oil Crayon, Oil Pastel, Pastel, Mixed Media, Oil, Acrylic

Naked Blues
By Jean Sanglar
Located in Miami, FL
Born in the South of France in 1926 and raised by very strict parents, Jean Sanglar was prohibited from playing with same age mates. Truly talented, as a young boy he drew frequentl...
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Late 20th Century Modern Jean Sanglar Art

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Oil Crayon, Oil Pastel, Pastel, Mixed Media, Oil, Acrylic

Au pied levé
By Jean Sanglar
Located in Miami, FL
Jean Sanglar was born in France in 1926. He draws with taste and talent from an early age, however, his family will only consider this a mere hobby. After studying law, he later took...
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Late 20th Century Neo-Expressionist Jean Sanglar Art

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Mixed Media

The Proposal
By Jean Sanglar
Located in Miami, FL
Jean Sanglar was born in France in 1926. He draws with taste and talent from an early age, however, his family will only consider this a mere hobby. After studying law, he later took...
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Late 20th Century Neo-Expressionist Jean Sanglar Art

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Mixed Media

Nudes on a red sofa
By Jean Sanglar
Located in Miami, FL
Jean Sanglar was born in France in 1926. He draws with taste and talent from an early age, however, his family will only consider this a mere hobby. After studying law, he later took...
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Late 20th Century Neo-Expressionist Jean Sanglar Art

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Mixed Media

Untitled
By Jean Sanglar
Located in Miami, FL
Jean Sanglar was born in France in 1926. He draws with taste and talent from an early age, however, his family will only consider this a mere hobby. After studying law, he later took...
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Late 20th Century Neo-Expressionist Jean Sanglar Art

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Mixed Media

Untitled
By Jean Sanglar
Located in Miami, FL
Jean Sanglar was born in France in 1926. He draws with taste and talent from an early age, however, his family will only consider this a mere hobby. After studying law, he later took...
Category

Late 20th Century Neo-Expressionist Jean Sanglar Art

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Mixed Media

Untitled
By Jean Sanglar
Located in Miami, FL
Jean Sanglar was born in France in 1926. He draws with taste and talent from an early age, however, his family will only consider this a mere hobby. After studying law, he later took...
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Late 20th Century Neo-Expressionist Jean Sanglar Art

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Mixed Media

Emportés par la foule
By Jean Sanglar
Located in Miami, FL
Jean Sanglar was born in France in 1926. He draws with taste and talent from an early age, however, his family will only consider this a mere hobby. After studying law, he later took...
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Late 20th Century Neo-Expressionist Jean Sanglar Art

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Mixed Media

Think
By Jean Sanglar
Located in Miami, FL
Jean Sanglar was born in France in 1926. He draws with taste and talent from an early age, however, his family will only consider this a mere hobby. After studying law, he later took...
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Late 20th Century Neo-Expressionist Jean Sanglar Art

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Mixed Media

Untitled
By Jean Sanglar
Located in Miami, FL
Jean Sanglar was born in France in 1926. He draws with taste and talent from an early age, however, his family will only consider this a mere hobby. After studying law, he later took...
Category

Late 20th Century Neo-Expressionist Jean Sanglar Art

Materials

Mixed Media, Oil Pastel

Untitled
By Jean Sanglar
Located in Miami, FL
Jean Sanglar was born in France in 1926. He draws with taste and talent from an early age, however, his family will only consider this a mere hobby. After studying law, he later took...
Category

Late 20th Century Neo-Expressionist Jean Sanglar Art

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Mixed Media, Oil Pastel

Catch me !
By Jean Sanglar
Located in Miami, FL
Jean Sanglar was born in France in 1926. He draws with taste and talent from an early age, however, his family will only consider this a mere hobby. After studying law, he later took...
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Late 20th Century Neo-Expressionist Jean Sanglar Art

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Mixed Media, Oil Pastel

Three nudes
By Jean Sanglar
Located in Miami, FL
Jean Sanglar was born in France in 1926. He draws with taste and talent from an early age, however, his family will only consider this a mere hobby. After studying law, he later took...
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Late 20th Century Neo-Expressionist Jean Sanglar Art

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Mixed Media

The Dance
By Jean Sanglar
Located in Miami, FL
Jean Sanglar was born in France in 1926. He draws with taste and talent from an early age, however, his family will only consider this a mere hobby. After studying law, he later took...
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Late 20th Century Neo-Expressionist Jean Sanglar Art

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Mixed Media

Cache Cache
By Jean Sanglar
Located in Miami, FL
Jean Sanglar was born in France in 1926. He draws with taste and talent from an early age, however, his family will only consider this a mere hobby. After studying law, he later took...
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Late 20th Century Neo-Expressionist Jean Sanglar Art

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Mixed Media

Untitled
By Jean Sanglar
Located in Miami, FL
Jean Sanglar was born in France in 1926. He draws with taste and talent from an early age, however, his family will only consider this a mere hobby. After studying law, he later took...
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Late 20th Century Neo-Expressionist Jean Sanglar Art

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Mixed Media

Jazz
By Jean Sanglar
Located in Miami, FL
Jean Sanglar was born in France in 1926. He draws with taste and talent from an early age, however, his family will only consider this a mere hobby. After studying law, he later took...
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Late 20th Century Neo-Expressionist Jean Sanglar Art

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Mixed Media

Untitled
By Jean Sanglar
Located in Miami, FL
Jean Sanglar was born in France in 1926. He draws with taste and talent from an early age, however, his family will only consider this a mere hobby. After studying law, he later took...
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Late 20th Century Neo-Expressionist Jean Sanglar Art

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Mixed Media

Industrielle
By Jean Sanglar
Located in Miami, FL
Jean Sanglar was born in France in 1926. He draws with taste and talent from an early age, however, his family will only consider this a mere hobby. After studying law, he later took...
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Late 20th Century Neo-Expressionist Jean Sanglar Art

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Mixed Media

The Invitation
By Jean Sanglar
Located in Miami, FL
Jean Sanglar was born in France in 1926. He draws with taste and talent from an early age, however, his family will only consider this a mere hobby. After studying law, he later took...
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Late 20th Century Neo-Expressionist Jean Sanglar Art

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Mixed Media

The Flying Carpet
By Jean Sanglar
Located in Miami, FL
Jean Sanglar was born in France in 1926. He draws with taste and talent from an early age, however, his family will only consider this a mere hobby. After studying law, he later took...
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Late 20th Century Neo-Expressionist Jean Sanglar Art

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Mixed Media

Fenêtre sur le Large
By Jean Sanglar
Located in Miami, FL
Jean Sanglar was born in France in 1926. He draws with taste and talent from an early age, however, his family will only consider this a mere hobby. After studying law, he later took...
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Late 20th Century Neo-Expressionist Jean Sanglar Art

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Mixed Media

Tir à l'Arc
By Jean Sanglar
Located in Miami, FL
Jean Sanglar was born in France in 1926. He draws with taste and talent from an early age, however, his family will only consider this a mere hobby. After studying law, he later took...
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Late 20th Century Neo-Expressionist Jean Sanglar Art

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Mixed Media

Untitled
By Jean Sanglar
Located in Miami, FL
Jean Sanglar was born in France in 1926. He draws with taste and talent from an early age, however, his family will only consider this a mere hobby. After studying law, he later took...
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Late 20th Century Neo-Expressionist Jean Sanglar Art

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Mixed Media

Beach Time
By Jean Sanglar
Located in Miami, FL
Jean Sanglar was born in France in 1926. He draws with taste and talent from an early age, however, his family will only consider this a mere hobby. After studying law, he later took...
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Late 20th Century Neo-Expressionist Jean Sanglar Art

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Mixed Media

Untitled
By Jean Sanglar
Located in Miami, FL
Jean Sanglar was born in France in 1926. He draws with taste and talent from an early age, however, his family will only consider this a mere hobby. After studying law, he later took...
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Late 20th Century Neo-Expressionist Jean Sanglar Art

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Mixed Media

Femme au Cigare
By Jean Sanglar
Located in Miami, FL
Jean Sanglar was born in France in 1926. He draws with taste and talent from an early age, however, his family will only consider this a mere hobby. After studying law, he later took...
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Late 20th Century Neo-Expressionist Jean Sanglar Art

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Mixed Media

La Nuit M'enchante...
By Jean Sanglar
Located in Miami, FL
Jean Sanglar was born in France in 1926. He draws with taste and talent from an early age, however, his family will only consider this a mere hobby. After studying law, he later took...
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Late 20th Century Neo-Expressionist Jean Sanglar Art

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Mixed Media

Untitled
By Jean Sanglar
Located in Miami, FL
Jean Sanglar was born in France in 1926. He draws with taste and talent from an early age, however, his family will only consider this a mere hobby. After studying law, he later took...
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Late 20th Century Neo-Expressionist Jean Sanglar Art

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Mixed Media

The Acrobat
By Jean Sanglar
Located in Miami, FL
Jean Sanglar was born in France in 1926. He draws with taste and talent from an early age, however, his family will only consider this a mere hobby. After studying law, he later took...
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Late 20th Century Neo-Expressionist Jean Sanglar Art

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Mixed Media

Bernard l'Hermite
By Jean Sanglar
Located in Miami, FL
Jean Sanglar was born in France in 1926. He draws with taste and talent from an early age, however, his family will only consider this a mere hobby. After studying law, he later took...
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Late 20th Century Neo-Expressionist Jean Sanglar Art

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Mixed Media

Untitled
By Jean Sanglar
Located in Miami, FL
Jean Sanglar was born in France in 1926. He draws with taste and talent from an early age, however, his family will only consider this a mere hobby. After studying law, he later took...
Category

Late 20th Century Neo-Expressionist Jean Sanglar Art

Materials

Mixed Media

Untitled
By Jean Sanglar
Located in Miami, FL
Jean Sanglar was born in France in 1926. He draws with taste and talent from an early age, however, his family will only consider this a mere hobby. After studying law, he later took...
Category

Late 20th Century Neo-Expressionist Jean Sanglar Art

Materials

Mixed Media

Untitled
By Jean Sanglar
Located in Miami, FL
Jean Sanglar was born in France in 1926. He draws with taste and talent from an early age, however, his family will only consider this a mere hobby. After studying law, he later took...
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Late 20th Century Neo-Expressionist Jean Sanglar Art

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Mixed Media

Beach Volley
By Jean Sanglar
Located in Miami, FL
Jean Sanglar was born in France in 1926. He draws with taste and talent from an early age, however, his family will only consider this a mere hobby. After studying law, he later took...
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Late 20th Century Neo-Expressionist Jean Sanglar Art

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Mixed Media

Untitled
By Jean Sanglar
Located in Miami, FL
Jean Sanglar was born in France in 1926. He draws with taste and talent from an early age, however, his family will only consider this a mere hobby. After studying law, he later took...
Category

Late 20th Century Neo-Expressionist Jean Sanglar Art

Materials

Mixed Media

Untitled
By Jean Sanglar
Located in Miami, FL
Jean Sanglar was born in France in 1926. He draws with taste and talent from an early age, however, his family will only consider this a mere hobby. After studying law, he later took...
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Late 20th Century Neo-Expressionist Jean Sanglar Art

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Mixed Media

Hommage à Munch
By Jean Sanglar
Located in Miami, FL
Jean Sanglar was born in France in 1926. He draws with taste and talent from an early age, however, his family will only consider this a mere hobby. After studying law, he later took...
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Late 20th Century Neo-Expressionist Jean Sanglar Art

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Mixed Media

Mise en Perspective
By Jean Sanglar
Located in Miami, FL
Jean Sanglar was born in France in 1926. He draws with taste and talent from an early age, however, his family will only consider this a mere hobby. After studying law, he later took...
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Late 20th Century Neo-Expressionist Jean Sanglar Art

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Mixed Media

Untitled
By Jean Sanglar
Located in Miami, FL
Jean Sanglar was born in France in 1926. He draws with taste and talent from an early age, however, his family will only consider this a mere hobby. After studying law, he later took...
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Late 20th Century Neo-Expressionist Jean Sanglar Art

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Mixed Media

Run
By Jean Sanglar
Located in Miami, FL
Jean Sanglar was born in France in 1926. He draws with taste and talent from an early age, however, his family will only consider this a mere hobby. After studying law, he later took...
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Late 20th Century Neo-Expressionist Jean Sanglar Art

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Mixed Media

Untitled
By Jean Sanglar
Located in Miami, FL
Jean Sanglar was born in France in 1926. He draws with taste and talent from an early age, however, his family will only consider this a mere hobby. After studying law, he later took...
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Late 20th Century Neo-Expressionist Jean Sanglar Art

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Mixed Media

Dance of Shapes
By Jean Sanglar
Located in Miami, FL
Jean Sanglar was born in France in 1926. He draws with taste and talent from an early age, however, his family will only consider this a mere hobby. After studying law, he later took...
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Late 20th Century Neo-Expressionist Jean Sanglar Art

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Mixed Media

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Find a wide variety of authentic Jean Sanglar art available for sale on 1stDibs. If you’re browsing the collection of art to introduce a pop of color in a neutral corner of your living room or bedroom, you can find work that includes elements of blue, orange, pink and other colors. You can also browse by medium to find art by Jean Sanglar in mixed media, crayon, oil pastel and more. Much of the original work by this artist or collective was created during the 20th century and is mostly associated with the modern style. Not every interior allows for large Jean Sanglar art, so small editions measuring 32 inches across are available. Customers who are interested in this artist might also find the work of Carlos Tirado, Ahmed Gaafary, and Toni CALDENTEY. Jean Sanglar art prices can differ depending upon medium, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $5,000 and tops out at $11,500, while the average work can sell for $7,000.

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