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Jean-François Larrieu is a French painter born on February 28, 1960 in Tarbes (Hautes-Pyrénées). At the age of 11, Jean-François Larrieu entered the François Villon painting academy. A year later, in 1972, he received the François Villon painting prize.1978, he was awarded the Musée Béarnais painting prize by the city of Pau, where he had his first museum exhibition.1982, he moved to Paris to pursue his career, while at the same time committing himself to the artistic cause. In 1987, he co-founded the Comité de Défense des Artistes du Grand Palais to support independent artists' associations.1 His work has graced the walls of several salons and group exhibitions, including the Salon Figuration Critique and the Salon Comparaisons, where in 2006 he was the founder of the group Écritures Exubérantes. This group includes painters Robert Combas, Antonio Segui, Osvaldo Rodriguez, Didier Chamizo, Drago Dedic2...He also exhibits at the Salon d'Automne, becoming a member of its board of directors in 1990. In 2003, he celebrated the centenary of the Salon d'Automne by bringing together the descendants of the Salon's great painters for a historic photo: Bissière, Bonnard, Carrière, Cézanne, Derain, Kisling, Picabia, Picasso, Renoir, Vuillard4,5.That same year, a selection of artists from the Salon d'Automne represented France at the first Beijing International Biennale of Contemporary Art.6 In 2005, Jean-François Larrieu was elected president of the Fédération des Salons Historiques du Grand Palais in Paris. In 2006, he co-founded the "Art en Capital" event for the reopening of the Grand Palais. On May 26, 2010, he became Chairman of the Taylor Foundation (he had been Vice-Chairman since 2005), the original home of the Salons Historiques (Salon des artistes français, Salon des indépendants, Salon Comparaisons, Salon de la Société nationale des beaux-arts, and Salon du dessin et de la peinture à l'eau). The Taylor Foundation is a non-profit organization whose aim is to promote knowledge of the arts through mutual assistance between artists. Each year, prizes and bursaries are awarded to artists chosen by members of the committee.7 His work has been exhibited in museums in France and abroad. In 1991, for example, he was exhibited at the Moscow and St Petersburg Museums of Contemporary Arts. Then at Beirut's Sursock Museum in 1993, Tokyo's National Museum of Modern Art and Nakagawamura's Museum of Informal Art in 1994, Bordeaux's Musée des Beaux-Arts in 1998. Then at the National Museum of China in 2001, the National Museum of Taiwan and the Kaoshwing Museum of Fine Arts in Taiwan in 2004.8,9 In 2008, he took part in the official exhibition of the Beijing Olympic Games with artists Wan Guangyi, Feng Zhengjie, Robert Combas and Peter Klasen...., in the Shanghai Contemporary Art Museum, Beijing Today Art Museum, Chengdu Sichuan Fine Arts Museum, Nanjing RCM Modern Art Museum, Guangzhou Art Academy Museum, Shenyang Luxun Art Academy Museum10.He also produced a stamp in China as part of the Year of France in China.Numerous solo exhibitions were organized by Opera Gallery, notably inNew York: 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007Hong Kong: 2006, 2009, 2011Seoul: 2008, 2012Dubai: 2010, 2013Paris: 1999, 2002, 2007Singapore: 1999, 2001, 2004, 2007Tokyo: 201211 He is listed in Bénézit, the Annuaire de l'Art International and Who's Who.