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Jean Clair

French journalist

1940   -  

country of citizenship: France
languages spoken, written or signed: French
educated at: Lycée Henri-IV, Harvard University, Faculty of Arts of Paris, University of Paris, Lycée Carnot
occupation: art historian, journalist, writer, exhibition curator
award received: Officer of the Legion of Honour, Officer of the National Order of Merit, Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres‎, Prix mondial Cino Del Duca, Prix du livre incorrect, prix Terre de France
position held: museum director

Jean Clair (French: [klɛʁ]) is the nom de plume (pen name) of Gérard Régnier (born 20 October 1940 in Paris, France). Clair is an essayist, a polemicist, an art historian, an art conservator, and a member of the Académie française since May, 2008. He was, for many years, the director of the Picasso Museum in Paris. Among the milestones of his long and productive career is a comprehensive catalog of the works of Balthus. He was also the director of the Venice Biennale in 1995.
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