Musée International d'Art Naïf Anatole Jakovsky

The International Museum of Naïve Art brings together a unique panorama of the history of naïve painting from the 18th century to the present day.

It has been installed in the former residence of the perfumer François Coty, the Château Sainte Hélène, surrounded by a large park with the rarest of essences.

An intimate and familiar setting to welcome a little-known art, described as "naive" because it is spontaneous and individual, favouring the painter's inner vision, which invites each visitor to an imaginary journey.

Paintings, sculptures, drawings and posters trace the evolution of this art through the works of the most famous painters: Bauchant, Bombois, Vivin, Séraphine, Rimbert, Lefranc, Rabuzin, Ivan and Josip Généralic, Lackovic, Grandma Moses, O'Brady, Haddelsey, Ligabue, Vivancos, le Douanier Rousseau.... 

A deposit from the Centre Pompidou further enriches this collection with works by Bombois, Bauchant, Vivin, Séraphine, Rimbert, etc.

The museum was inaugurated in 1982, thanks to a prestigious donation from Anatole and Renée Jakovsky.


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