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Jacques Majorelle | Orientalist painter

Jacques Majorelle (1886-1962), son of the celebrated Art Nouveau furniture designer Louis Majorelle, was a French painter.
He studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Nancy in 1901 and later at the Académie Julian in Paris with Schommer and Royer.
Majorelle became a noted Orientalist painter, but is most remembered for constructing the villa and gardens that now carry his name, the Majorelle Garden in Marrakech.

Majorelle is recognised as one of the early modernist Orientalists.
During his lifetime, many of Majorelle's paintings were sold to private buyers and remain in private collections.
Some of his early works can be found in Museums around his birthplace such as the Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy.
Examples of his later work can be seen in the Mamounia Hotel, Marrakesh, the French Consulate of Marrakech and in the Villa at the Majorelle Gardens.


Officier de la Légion d'honneur (chevalier en 1929, officier en 1957).
Officier de l'Ouissam alaouite.
Officier d'Académie.