French, 20th century, male.
Born 20 April 1900, in Chatillon-Coligny (Loiret); Jean died in 1995, Jacques died in 1984, both in France.
Painter, sculptor (including bronze/ceramics), decorative designer. Landscapes, figures, animals.
Jacques Adnet was an influential and important French designer, working during the height of the Art Deco movement, which first began just before World War I and continued through the 1940s. Jacques Adnet began his education with his twin brother, Jean, at the Municipal School of Design in Auxerre and later attended École des Arts Decoratifs in 1916, studying under architect Charles Louis Genuys. After graduating, Adnet honed his cabinetry and carpentry skills as an apprentice under French artist, architect, and designer Tony Selmersheim, and began working collaboratively with his brother, Jean. Their dual creations, most of which were furniture, were presented under a shared names as ‘J.-J. Adnet’. The twins exhibited their works at the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes...