From September 28, 2022 to January 16, 2023
The figurative painter Sam Szafran (1934-2019) developed his work far from the art world and its fads, in the seclusion of the studio. This choice was motivated by his painful childhood in a family of Polish-Jewish origin during the Holocaust. A fan of solitude, he focuses on his own existence and his inner states to give birth to his favorite themes. Three years after the artist’s death, the Musée de l’Orangerie, in the first exhibition organized by a French museum in two decades, highlights his few existential subjects – workshops, staircases and foliage – which all have his immediate environment in common.
Musée de l’Orangerie
Jardin des Tuileries, 75001 Paris