Exhibited twice by Jeanne Bucher in 1942 and 1944, then by Jean-François Jaeger in 1948, Déchelette, a figure in the Naïve Art movement, invites us to reflect − or smile − with his scenes of daily life, popular entertainments, and sentimental, realistic and humorous compositions. He showed a particular taste for wordplay and puns, which one often finds illustrated in the corner of his paintings.

 

exhibitions at the gallery

Hommage à Jeanne Bucher, rétrospective 1925-1960
Inauguration of the gallery at 53, rue de Seine
May 6 to November 30, 1960

Group exhibition
August 16 to September 30, 1949

Cirques, fêtes foraines, music-halls
December 3, 1948 to January 3, 1949

Group exhibition
December 20, 1947 to January 17, 1948

20 ans chez Jeanne Bucher
December 14, 1945 to January 12, 1946

Group exhibition
July 4 to 29, 1944

Paintings by Déchelette
October 20 to November 4, 1942