Marguerite Burnat-Provins Exhibition at the Musée Jenisch Vevey until January 24th 2021

Marguerite Burnat-Provins, Autoportrait (Le Silence), s.d. vers 1904 (détail), pencil and pastel on paper 65 × 50 cm,  Collection privée ©

To mark the publication of a major critical monograph edited by Anne Murray-Robertson (2019), the Musée Jenisch Vevey is teaming up with the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Arras and the Musée d’art du Valais to stage an exhibition devoted to Marguerite Burnat-Provins (1872–1952), a versatile and visionary artist who enjoyed a remarkable career. Born in Arras and trained in Paris, she lived in Vevey and La Tour-de-Peilz between 1896 and 1907, and fell in love with the Valais region. She worked tirelessly and with great skill in a wide range of artistic fields, from drawing and painting to writing and the decorative arts. Her life, like her work, is striking in its modernity: an accomplished artist, a speaker and journalist, lover, campaigner, teacher of art and even shopkeeper, Marguerite Burnat-Provins defies any attempt at categorisation. This presentation reflects her multifaceted personality.

A display of works by Sandrine Pelletier and Christine Sefolosha complements the exhibition.

Musée Jenisch Vevey
Avenue de la Gare 2
CH-1800 Vevey
T + 41 21 925 35 20

For more information visit our artists page: Marguerite Burnat-Provins

Text and images are from the exhibition press information. Credit for the installation banner image is © Julien Gremaud