The artistry of Jean-Louis Clerc

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As much as I love the traditional carres of Philippe Ledoux and Hugo Grygkar, I cannot deny the magnetism of Jean-Louis Clerc’s uninhibited style.

His loosely drawn scenes unfold in front of us; drawing us in.

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There is movement everywhere. So much is happening in a Jean-Louis Clerc carre!

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Born in Switzerland in 1908, Jean-Louis Clerc was quite an accomplished artist.  In addition to being a painter, Clerc was a cartoonist, illustrator, journalist and a writer.

He studied at the prestigious École des Beaux-Arts in Geneva and finished his studies at Konstfack, University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm.

Today, he is probably best known for his ten Hermes scarves.

Hermes Vintage Silk Scarf Paddock Champs de Course Very RARE

His most reissued carre is Paddock, where patrons, jockeys and their horses mingle before a race.

Interestingly, several of Monsieur Clerc’s designs, such as the Les Boxes, Concerto and Swinging St. Germaine were introduced after his death in 1961.

Here is a sampling of Monsieur Clerc’s Hermes scarves…

Concerto, Jean-Louis Clerc, 1963 – SOLD –

La Soiree a L’Opera – Soiree de Gala by Jean-Louis Clerc dates back to 1950 – original issue from 1950 – SOLD –
Hermes Silk Soiree de Gala Reissue NIB-2
2006 reissue – SOLD –
Grand Prix de Polo de Bagatelle – 1955 – Grail – SOLD
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Les Boxes from 2006 – AVAILABLE


Les Boxes Hermes silk scarf (100% silk) - Pre Owned Designed by Jean-Louis Clerc in 2006 Excellent Condition - with a couple of surface smudges Measures 36" x 36" Copyright Signed Hand Rolled Hem - contrasting Made in France Grey/Off White/Brick


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