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Catherine Meurisse. Une place à soi

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To mark this year's “Rencontres de l’Illustration” event and its theme of women's visibility in illustration, the Tomi Ungerer Museum – International Illustration Centre is paying tribute to Catherine Meurisse.

The exhibition "Catherine Meurisse. A Place of One's Own," looks back on the career of this prolific, multifaceted artist active in the Press, young people's books and comic strips. She is the first illustratress to have been elected to the Academy of Fine Arts and this exhibition, with its title harking back to Virginia
Woolf, comes as a chance to address the question of her place in a male-dominated environment, both in the field of illustration and the art world in general
After following a programme in modern literature, Meurisse studied at the Estienne School of Applied Arts and then at the National School of Decorative Arts in Paris. In her books of illustrations as well as in her humorous drawings for the press, we find her predilection for the two essential sources of her inspiration, art and literature. A cursory glance is enough to reveal Caravaggio, Millais, Hokusai, Proust and even Stendhal, to name but a few. To plunge into Meurisse's references is also to realise how the artist has created her own voice; how the illustratress has shaped her identity, making a place for herself and bringing illustration into her haven.

Exhibition Curator: Morgane Magnin, conservation assistant at the Tomi Ungerer Museum - International Illustration Centre

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