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Françoise Adnet

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Françoise Adnet (30 June 1924 – 9 March 2014) was a French figurative painter born in Paris. She originally was a professional pianist, but gradually switched to painting by 1951. Her works, created over a period of 50 years, have been exhibited many times and are held are in various museums and private collections. The pieces follow two main themes: female figures and cityscapes. Her figurative works are considered her best work, exhibiting a distinctive technique. Adnet was married to Max Fourny, the art collector and gallerist. A museum of naive art is now housed in their former home. Biography Adnet was born in the Montmartre neighborhood of Paris, France on June 30, 1924 to parents Jacques and Luce Adnet. Her father, Jacques Adnet, was a renowned decorator and designer. She began playing the piano at the age of 4, also discovering her talent for painting at the age of 5. Adnet attended music classes under the tutelage of professors Marguerite Long and Alfred Cortot a
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