Yves Crenn

b. 1969 Vernon, France


Yves Crenn was born in Vernon, France in 1969. He began painting in 1985 following the tragic death of his father – the creation of art served as an outlet for his sorrow. Five years later he enrolled at Les Beaux Arts de Rouen where he studied oil painting and drawing. His talent was recognized early on and he was asked by his professors to represent the school in Germany by participating in a large group show in Braunshweig. This was the beginning of a long career professionally exhibiting his work throughout Germany and beyond.

In 2003, Crenn began working with dry pastels and watercolor to create the unique textures that define his current work. These serene, harmonious paintings are a perfect combination of precise draftsmanship and free brushstrokes. He uses muted, natural tones that compliment the delicate nature of works on paper. His first solo exhibition in Rouen was met with high acclaim from critics. More than just conveying beauty, there is a strong emotional presence in his paintings. Artension quite accurately describes Crenn’s work as, “an expression of an individual interior need.”

1990 Les Beaux Arts de Rouen


2014 Hommage à Daniel Duchoze, Exposition collective, Rouen
2013 Face Cachée, Axelle Fine Arts, Boston
2013 Variations, Axelle Fine Arts, New York
2013 Summer Group Show, Axelle Fine Arts, Boston
2013 Galerie Daniel Duchoze, Rouen
2013 50 ans, 50 peintres: Matmut-Centre d’art contemporain, Saint-Pierre-de- Varengeville, Normandie, France
2013 Lille Art Fair, group show, Galerie Naclil, Lille
2013 Spring Group Show, Axelle Fine Arts, Boston
2013 Winter Group Show, Axelle Fine Arts, New York
2012 Exposition collective, Galerie Daniel Duchoze
2011 Bertrand Delacroix Gallery, New York
2010 Normandie Impressioniste, Hotel de Région,Galerie Daniel Duchoze
2010 Galerie du Fleuve, Paris
2010 Art London, Galerie du Fleuve
2010 La Magie du Pigment, group show, Panorama Museum, Leipzig, Germany
2009 Art Karlsruhe, Galerie du Fleuve, Germany
2008 Galerie Daniel Duchoze, Rouen
2007 Galerie du fleuve, Paris
2006 Expositions collectives ,Galerie Daniel Duchoze
2005 Salon de Mai, Paris
2005 Galerie du Fleuve, group show, Paris
2004 Lille Art Event, Galerie Daniel Duchoze
2004 Galerie Daniel Duchoze, Rouen
2003 Made in Mode, Exposition collective ,Galerie AREA, FRAC Basse-Normandie, Deauville
2000 Dessins, Exposition collective ,Galerie Daniel Duchoze, Rouen
1998 Le Printemps de Bresle, Galerie Daniel Duchoze, Rouen
1997 Travaux sur papier, Exposition collective ,Galerie Daniel Duchoze, Rouen
1996 Diplômes 96, Exposition collective, Galerie des Beaux Arts, Rouen
1995 Salon International d’Arts Plastiques ,Valognes, France
1994 Malerei-Graphik-Plastik, Group Show, Braunschweig, Germany