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BIOGRAPHY

LUCE Jean

Jean Luce was born in Paris in 1895. He never attended art school, but from his youth worked in his father’s tableware shop. In 1923, he exhibited at the Salon d’Automne and Salon des Artistes Décorateurs. In 1931, he began specializing in ceramics and glassware for the table, and was particularly interested in the problem of matching the decoration to the shape. His hand-painted or stenciled patterns were sometimes done in gold on the most luxurious pieces. Beginning in the early 1930s he designed the glassware made by Cristalleries de Saint-Louis; in 1935 he made porcelain and glass items for the ocean liner Normandie. In 1937, he became a member of the UAM [Modern Artists’ Union] and showed his creations at the International Exposition dedicated to Art and Technology in Modern Life. He passed away in 1965.

THE WORKS

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