Cogeval, Guy (Louis Antonio) 1955-
COGEVAL, Guy (Louis Antonio) 1955-
PERSONAL: Born October 13, 1955 in Paris, France; son of Georges and Rosalba (Mino) Covegal. Education: University of Paris, Sorbonne, M.A., 1981; Ph.D., 1985.
ADDRESSES: Offıce—Musée des Monuments Francais, 1 place du Trocadero, 75116 Paris, France.
CAREER: Museum director, writer. French Academy in Rome, 1982-84; Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France, curator, 1986; Musée Fine Arts, Lyon, France, curator, 1987; Ecole du Louvre, Paris, professor, 1987, 1991-92; Musée du Louvre, Paris, curator, 1988; Musée des Monuments Francais, Paris, director, 1992-98; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, director, 1998—.
AWARDS, HONORS: French Academy in Rome fellowship, Prix de Rome scholar; Medal of honor from the French government (Les Insignes de chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres de la Republique francaise), 2001.
Les Années post-impressionistes, Nouvelles Editions francaises (Paris, France), 1986.
Bonnard, Hazan (Paris, France), 1993.
(With others) Il Tempo dei Nabis, Artificio (Florence, Italy), 1998.
(With others) Triomphe et mort du heros: La Peinture d'histoire, Musée des beux-arts (Lyon, France), 1998.
Contributor to numerous journals.
SIDELIGHTS: Guy Cogeval has directed and curated many illustrious exhibits at various museums in France, winning the medal of honor from the French government in 2001. He currently resides as director of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. His latest work, Édouard Vuillard is a comprehensive catalog on the artist. Cogeval had organized Vuillard's exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and subsequently the show at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Cogeval is the principal author of Vuillard's catalog, Vuillard: Master of the Intimate Interior. According to Sanford Schwartz, writing for the New York Review of Books, "The point of the show and of its catalog, which approaches telephone directory size, is that everything Édouard Vuillard did is of considerable importance." In a review for Booklist Donna Seaman noted, "Cogeval . . . and his international cast of contributors, strike just the right balance between aesthetics, art history, and biography."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Apollo, October, 1994, Nicholas Watkins, review of Bonnard, pp. 54-55.
Booklist, April 15, 2003, Donna Seaman, review of Édouard Vuillard, p. 1439.
Library Journal, May 1, 2003, review of ÉdouardVuillard, pp. 167-168.
New York Review of Books, April 10, 2003, Sanford Schwartz, review of Édouard Vuillard, pp. 18-22.
Publishers Weekly, April 14, 2003, review of ÉdouardVuillard, p. 67.
Times Literary Supplement, November 1, 2002, Nicholas Watkings, review of Vuillard: Master of the Intimate Interior, p. 35.