Gifts of Jeanne SCHNEGG

 

Beginning in 1984, Gaston Schnegg's daughter, Jeanne Schnegg, has made important donations to the Art Museum of Bordeaux (France) including more than two hundred works of her father's : sculptures, drawings and paintings. She has contributed as well many documents and several sculptures of her uncle Lucien Schnegg. These offerings are all  indexed in the catalogue of the splendid exhibition the museum organised in January and February of 1986. J. Schnegg also donated  several works to the Despiau-Wlérick Sculpture Museum of Mont-de-Marsan*, in memory of the "Bande à Schnegg", a group of sculptors inspired and led by Gaston's brother, Lucien Schnegg. Both Despiau and Wlérick were members of this group.

Jeanne Schnegg circa 1986

The city of Bordeaux intended  to create a large Art Museum (something like Orsay Museum in Paris) and to dedicate a permanent hall to Gaston Schnegg. But the city found neither a suitable location nor the funding necessary for such an effort, and this failure drove Jeanne to despair. She died in 1994 without seeing the achievement of this beautiful dream...

* Charles Despiau and Robert Wlérick were born in Mont-de-Marsan, a town to the south of Bordeaux,
where a beautiful sculpture museum has been dedicated to them. They also worked for Rodin.

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Document created by Marine Schenegg
Pr Art Spring kindly helped to translate into English
Last updated :
2013-03-09