PIERRE JOURDA (1931-2004)
Collage on canvas
In period frame
Born in Montesquieu-Volvestre in the Haute-Garonne, the son of a mason, Jourda was a gifted student and was, at 15, accepted to the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Toulouse. He subsequently studied modern art before becoming an art historian, scholar and teacher.
His artistic career went unadvertised and unnoticed until his death in 2004 when a huge cache of some 900 (numbered 0-900 on the verso) collages were discovered at his home. They have since been avidly collected. This is collage number 777.