Richard ANACREON, book seller and collector

Paris, the Latin Quarter after the war. A friend to artists. A native of Granville, bookseller in Paris in the 40's, Richard Anacréon (1908-1992) gifted his collection of paintings and books to his native city in the 80's.
A collection of great names, those of the artist and writer friends that visited his bookshop, l'Original.

Bibliophily collection

The exhibition was reorganised in 2010 to highlight more effectively the museum's collection of paintings and sculptures. Both chronological and thematic, the exhibition presents in nine sections the collection brought together by Richard Anacréon.

Ranging from the dawn of the 20th century to the 1950's, it demonstrates the fine taste of this knowledgeable collector who brought together works by the finest artists of his time: Maximilien Luce, André Derain, Maurice de Vlaminck, Kees Van Dongen, to name the outstanding figures, as well as works less well-known artists such as Charles Dufresne, Elisée Maclet, Auguste Chabaud, etc.

Collection of paintings
Early 20th to the 50's.
Cross, Luce, Signac, Picabia, Derain, Vlaminck, Utrillo, Van Dongen... From the dawn of the 20th century to the 50's, a collection of paintings signed by the greatest artists of their time, reflecting the taste of an enlightened art lover, Richard Anacréon.