La Cage et l'Ouseau
21" x 27"
Piece purchased in the early 1980’s from Gallery in Dallas, Texas.
Christine Amarger was born in Clermont-France in 1935. Amarger studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and Clermont-Ferrand Ecole de Louvre, in France. In addition to completing degree work in fine art studies, she earned a Master's Degree in psychology. Ms. Amarger taught at the Lycee Academie de Paris, and at the Atelier 17, also in Paris. Amarger came to the United States in 1969. She taught at the Pratt Institute in New York City.
Amarger's works are collected by major corporations throughout the world and are shown at art fairs and galleries including international venues in Switzerland, Paris, Dusseldorf, Cologne, Washington D.C., and New York. Exhibition venues include: Pratt Institute, New York USA; First Salon d'art, Paris France; Gallery Lughien, Amsterday, Holland; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Montevideo, Uruguay; Ausstellung im Berowergut, Basel, Switzerland; Art Forum Singapore; Galerie Marie Piras, Vichy, France; Artes d'Art Montreal, Canada; Intaernational Art Fair, Switzerland; IKI Intaernational Fair, Germany; FIAC, Paris, France; International Art Fair, Chicago, USA.
Christine Amarger's art is exemplified by whimsical dialogue. Figures, pastimes, vocations and avocations, as well as world surroundings are represented with charm. While expressing a delightful view of life, each image makes serious comment as it reflects on leisure, relationships, and the individuals portrayed. The art exhibited below is from a suite of etchings in which Amarger portrays World Famous Newspapers. The images are whimsical and serious in their display of the essence of world news and the culture of the countries represented. The suite images are: El Paris (France), Jerusalem Post (Israel), Los Angeles Times (USA) , New York Post, (USA) and Yomiuri Shimburn (Japan).
Throughout her career she has evolved a highly personalized style reflecting her interest in children and contrasting this with elements of contemporary life. She has worked on a series of etchings choosing from them differing themes of newspapers umbrellas musical instruments bird cages all seen in relation to children and depicted in a humorous slightly satirical way. Amarger has held many exhibitions both on the Continent and in America. Her work has been chosen for major international art fairs notably in Basel Dusseldorf and Washington DC. Her most recent exhibition was during the Spring of 1982 in Sydney Australia where her work was shown with two other French artists.