Jacky Coville was born the 20th March 1936 in Sèvres. After having begun to pursue a career in aeronautical engineering, he abandoned his studies to dedicate himself to his passion for ceramics.
In 1976, Jacky Coville bought the workshop of Roland Brice, in Biot, who was the ceramist for Fernand Leger.
Jacky Coville has taken part in expositions since the 1970s, in France and across the globe. His works have been presented as early as 1976 in Japan, Germany, Belgium, and are regularly shown in Italy.
His talent has had such recognition, that he has won numerous awards including that of the `Medaille d`or de Faeuza,’ or that of Vallauris. His sculptures are often displayed in situ, for instance in the Musée d’Art moderne et d’Art contemporain de Nice or in the fountains of Saint-Sulpice in Paris, and yet he has also been accepted by much more notable institutions such as the FRAC Ile-de-France, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Musée des arts décoratifs de Paris, Musée de Sèvres, to name but a few.
The Gallery Gabel in Biot (06 France), are able to offer numerous of his monumental sculptures upon request.
Born on the 2nd of February 1966 in Toulon in the Var, Miss. George is a graduate from the l'École Nationale des Beaux-Arts (The National School of Fine Art) of Lyon and also attained in 1992 a degree entitled `Diplome National Supérieur d'Expressions Plastiques,’ which she passed with high merit.
DNAP - Diplôme national d'art plastiques
CESAP et CEAP
George often surprises people due to her diverse range of styles and assorted means of expression; from her poetic and mythological bronze ladies, to her monumental surrealist sculptures, or to her digital art. For the Gabel Gallery, her “Doodle” is inspired by ragdolls. Each one is a unique bronze piece which captures an ethereal moment, an idea, the events of a single day, an hour, a second…
Dressed… possessed by these stories, they carry with them a coin, a fish bone, a branch, a button, zips; they are prey to their creator’s inspiration…
Each Doodle carries on its leg the date and hour of its “birth” which renders each one original, exceptional.
A sure bet that George has more surprises up her sleeve through her diverse art forms in the coming years… an artist to follow…