Biographical landmarks

1951 | Jean-Paul Ingrand’s birth in Mareuil in Charente (France)

1968 | Starts drawing and painting in a regular and steady way

1970 | Following a personal stay in Spain, he paints a set of landscapes            whitened by the bright luminosity. Meets his future wife,            Maria-Teresa Puertas, industrial designer

1972 | Joins the Ecole Nationale Supérieure of Applied Arts in Paris

1974 | Studies at the Ecole Normale Supérieure of Technical Studies            in Cachan

1976 | Passes his CAPET (certificate for the teaching of technical            studies) in drawing and applied arts with sculpture as an option

1978 | Passes his “agrégation” in plastic arts. He looks into            the Goethean methodology of the understanding            of natural phenomena

1979 | Year of research on pedagogical alternatives            (Between others, the Waldorf pedagogy)

1981 | Is appointed to a position of applied arts            in a technical secondary high school in Marseille

1982 | Tutor at the Ecole Normale d’Angoulême

1987 | Accidental death of his second son, Raphaël : he undergoes            a psychological and spiritual reversal

1988 | Numerous creations using earth, stone and reinforced concrete.            Has a sharp awareness of the metaphysical aspect of art

1989 | Begins a course in chromotherapy in accordance with            the method of Doctor Hauschka-Stavenhagen. Follows steps            of Kandinsky and Beuys in the approach of Steiner teaching            in art, pedagogy and anthropology

1990 | Gives a cycle of lectures on art. Several seminars            dealing with aestheticism and the role of culture

1995 | Accepts a public offer and achieves the realisation 1996 | of the large triptych of St.Paul’s church at Angoulême

1997 |Premature death of his wife : second reversal.            Gets deeply involved in creating pictural work.            Second commission of sacred art for the church of St.James            at Cognac, but not completed

2001 | Junior lecturer in the history of art at the University 2002 | of Bordeaux III. Talence

2002 | Many exhibitions in Germany, principality of Andorra 2007 | and others galleries in Paris. Explores the structured actions            of the multiple rays of light in space

2009 | Paper becomes a reserved material and is going to submit itself            to numerous variations of reformatting, creasing, folding            and dyeing. Exploiting such aspects of surface as light sensors

2011 | Chromatic search becomes involved in atmospheric            variations and impressions of chiaroscuros

2012 | Pursuit of much research on paper. 2013 | Does achieve a setting for a choregraphy.            Paints a series called “Variation on the cross”