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”