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Henri CROCQ was born in 1925 in Levattois-Verret. He studied in Rennes where he simultaneously attended the open courses of fine arts and then pursued his studies of literature in Paris.

It was in 1958 that he had his first solo exhibition in Nouméa. From 1970 to 1988. He lived and worked consecutively in Brazil, Argentina and Tahiti. In this period of time, he made more than fifteen solo exhibitions in Latin America and Oceania including a first retrospective at the Nouméa museum and two major exhibitions in 1983 and 1988 at the Gauguin museum in Tahiti.

In 1990 and 1991 he made several exhibitions in France: Nice at Mossa gallery (Massena museum), cultural center of Marcygny-Fontenoy, regional center for cultural activity.

From 1991 he settled down in Provence, in the Luberon. That same year, André Nègre organized an exhibition for him in Marseille, then followed in 1998 with an exhibition on the outskirts of Manosque and in 2001 a remarkable exhibition at the Château de Gordes, which was dear to Vasarely.

Henri CROCQ's works were also presented in important joint exhibitions cottective XIIth biennale of Sao PAULO, Salon de mai in Paris….


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