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Anselme BOIX-VIVES (1899-1969)

The artist was born in Herbezet, Spain in 1899 and settled in Savoie in 1917 at the age of 18. Young shepard during his childhood, Anselme Boix-Vives kept a flamboyant memory of the nature. He had several professions, and after he settled in Moûtiers in 1926 to be a market gardener. In the middle of the 1950s, he began an utopian project that he would carry all his life, a “worl peace plan”, where he wrote and published the first manifest in 1955, for the attention of General de Gaulle, the Queen of England and the pope.

In 1962, when his wife died, he decided to devote himself to painting, encouraged by one of his sons. He produced more than 2000 works, paintings, drawings, gouaches, marked by his colorful style, strongly expressive and original where the human figure mixes with luxurious vegetation’s.

His work has been exhibited in France, Germany and Switzerland, notably at the Musée d’art moderne et contemporain in Geneva (The museum of modern and contemporary art in Geneva). 

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