Born in the middle of the 20th century in Meudon, introduced to art very early by her grandmother, stylist for the greatest couturiers of the time, Renée Martine Crappier (R.M.C.) resumed,towards the end of the 1970s, an artistic training  that the vagaries of life had made him give up too soon. Outstanding draftsman and innate colorist but rebellious to any straitjacket, it is on live model, in pencil, India ink and watercolor that she pursues a path whose high point will be the exhibition in 1999 in New York of Nus Fragiles . At the turn of the century, having nothing more to prove in terms of figurative drawing and painting, she freed herself from the living model whose anatomy she internalized. Letting her unconscious guide her hand,  she creates hundreds of drawings, gouaches, calligraphy, collages. His writing is also liberated. Drawing words, writing images, she brings together calligraphy, texts and drawings in artists’ books which are in the precious reserves of the Public Libraries of Luxembourg, Marimont in Belgium, New York and the Brooklyn Museum.

To continue to move forward in a World of Art that is losing its bearings, misled by a market that thinks only « DollArt », to keep the pleasure of creating, of painting, R.M.C. undertakes a return to the sources. The year 2009 is decisive. Passionate about prehistory and feeling increasingly close to Paleolithic artists, she sets off in search of her roots. Going back in time, she brings together a vast documentation on prehistory and decorated caves, of which she visits everything that is still possible to see in France, and recreates her graphic universe from the signs she reads in the shapes. which arise from the walls, then from stones or fossils gleaned over the days, these elementary forms which are said to be at the origin of pictorial art. It is this surreal universe, abstract and figurative at the same time, populated by birds, felines, vegetal and anthropomorphic forms, that she now shares with us from Pierre Rêvées, the result of work in residence, at museum of Lussac-les-Châteaux, on the stones engraved 14,000 years ago by the artists of La Marche and Fadets rock shelters. Twin prehistoric sites which are to stone engraving what the Lascaux cave is to parietal painting.

Renée Martine Crappier. Born September 24, 1949, in Meudon.

Solo exhibitions:

1977-1982              Pleine Lune Studio. Le Mans.
1982-1988              Exhibitions in Milan and the Netherlands
1990 -1992             Francoise Martin Gallery. Paris.
1991                        The Gallery. Oslo. Norway.
1997-1999              Galerie des Remparts. Le Mans.
1997-2002              The Emerging Collector Gallery. New York.
1997- 2007             Exhibitions in Brussels and Le Mans.
2012                        Sabline Museum. Lussac-le-Chateau
2014                       Amélie H Gallery. Brussels.
2015                        Musée J-Cl. Boulard-Carré Plantagenet. Le Mans
2019                        Louise Michel Media Library. Allonnes
2020                        Musée de Tessé. Le Mans
2022                        Trees idea. Studio BCD. Le Mans
2023                        Bird’s Diaryd. Calerie du chemin. Juigne sur Sarthe

Public acquisitions:

1990        Three works purchased by french Prime Minister’office as a gift for the coronation of Japan’s Emperor AKI HITO
2000        Ecriratures. Artist’s book. Original acquired by the Media Library of Le Mans.
 2001      Purchase of works by the Tessé museum. Le Mans
2002        Empty memory. Artist’s book. Donation of the original to the NYPL
2005        Purchase of artist’s books by the National Library of Luxembourg
2007        Purchase of artist’s books by the Médiathèque du Mans.
2009        Ladybird. Artist’s book. Original acquired by the Brooklyn Museum.
2011        Leda. Realization of a steel stabile for the City of Loué.

Artist residencies:
1992        Residency at the « Ruche » of Kiyo Haru. Yoshii Foundation. Japan.
2000        Residency at the Old Palace. Espalion.
2006-2010 Residencies in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac.
2011-2012 Residencies at the museums of Lussac-les-Châteaux and Poitiers