FRANCE, C.1940

17.5 x 16.5 INCHES

Guily Joffrin


She also went by the name Guily-Joffrin 

She was born in Paris 30 July 1909.

She first entered the École Supérieure Sophie-Germain, Then in 1928 at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris in the studio of Lucien Simon, she worked there for several years alongside Rhoner, Humblot, Jacques Despierre, Lucien Fontanarosa.

She achieved there diplomas of professor of drawing of the city of Paris and the State which she passed successfully.

She taught in Paris, Aurillac and the Normal School of this city. In 1945, she left teaching to devote herself solely to her career as a painter and illustrator.

The human face was of particular interest to her, she created many portraits, notably of personalities of the arts and letters Paul Guth, Suzanne Flon, Yvette Alde, Madeleine Robinson, and others.

Much of his work was devoted to compositions in which the female nude holds an important place. She was asked to illustrate many books and composed stained glass windows for two churches in Brittany.


Collections of the city of Paris.

State collections.

Museum of Sables-d'Olonne.

Museum of the Petit Palais de Genève.

Aurillac Museum.

Museum of Fontainebleau.

Brest Museum.

Awards and medals:

Prize of the National Society of Fine Arts of Paris.Silver Medal Art, Science and Letters.Gold Medal of the Montrouge Salon.Madeleine BunoustPrize.Prize of the General Council of Fontainebleau.

Diploma of honor of the European Festival of Art in the Ardennes.

Special exhibitions:

Between 1944 and 1995, more than forty exhibitions in France in Paris, Aurillac, Rennes, Strasbourg, Reims, Rodez,

Toulouse, Barbizon, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Cannes, and abroad in Geneva, Vevey, San Francisco, Tokyo.