The first exhibition for winter 2019 will host Pierre Margara, a Savoyard sculptor whose fame, which has extended well beyond our region for a long time, draws beauty, purity and serenity from the materials used, with an exceptional expertise. Pierre will be showing around twenty original pieces, with some available for purchase.
to 11 January
Born in Aix-les-Bains, he was twenty years old when in 1970 he chose to move to Megève, where he became one of the resort’s stars, along with Émile Allais, inventor of fuseau ski pants Jean-Paul Allard, famous restaurateurs Jean-Louis and Marc Sibuet, and the great chefs Marc Veyrat and Manu Renaud.
Since then, his reputation has crossed borders. Not only those of his beloved Savoyard region, but the borders of France and then of Europe. Collectors the world over have acquired his sculptures and continue to enrich their art collections with creations by Pierre, who never fails to keep them informed about his new ideas designed and sculpted from his imagination.
All of his originals are in walnut or lime wood, even when they are monumental works for which he refuses all modelling, such is his need to express his great sensitivity with each stroke of the blade. For him, direct sculpting is the real path to sculpture. He has been known to compare his art to theatre, where each performance is unique.
Some notable works:
- 1976: Sculpture acquired by the Faure museum, Aix-les-Bains
- 1978: Sculpture acquired by the Chambéry museum
- 1984: Marble sculpture in Place Baronne de Rothschild, Megève
- 1986: Marble sculpture, Hotel Byblos, Saint-Tropez
- 1992: “Europe”, bronze, Place de l’Europe, Albertville
- 1993: “L’Envol”, bronze and marble, Levallois-Perret (Hauts-de-Seine)
- 1996: “L’Espérance”, Hotel Mont-Blanc, Megève
- 1997: Snow Polo trophy, Megève
- 1998: “La Main Fleurie”, trophy for the Villes Fleuries d’Ile-de-France competition
- “O,Temps, suspend ton vol”, bronze and marble, Lycée Charles Poncet, Cluses
- 1999: “Une Larme d’Elvire”, marble and bronze, Aix-les-Bains
- 2001: Memorial to the victims of the Mont-Blanc Tunnel, granite and bronze, Chamonix
- 2002: “L’Octave”, marble, Saint-Tropez
- 2003: “Trilogie”, bronze, Villa Marie, Ramatuelle
- “Rêves Celestes”, marble and wood, Régie Rosier, Lyon
- 2006: “L’Amour”, marble, Saint Germain en Laye
- 2008: “Leda et le Cygne”, marble, Rotterdam
- 2009: “Hommage à My Way”, monumental sculpture, Place de la Mairie, Megève
- 2010: Anniversary of the joining of Savoie and France, sculpture given to President Nicolas Sarkozy in Chambéry