“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.”
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Jean-Jacques Duval

Jean-Jacques Duval


Born Strasbourg, France. 1930

After World War II, Duval began his studies at École Superieur des Arts Decoratif in his hometown. In 1950, Duval accepted an offer to design for a major stained glass studio in the United States.  In 1957 he opened his own studio in New York City.  He and the members of his studio executed many architectural commissions for churches and synagogues as well as the Vatican Pavilion at the New York World’s Fair.   Duval also pioneered many new glass applications.  He was the first to import and use “dalle de verre” a molded glass from France.

When he arrived in New York, he befriended many of the now-famous abstract expressionists who encouraged him to show his paintings.  Today he lives and maintains his design studio in a remote area of the Adirondack Mountains in Saranac, NY.  Natural forms have always interested Duval and his present environs provide a catalyst for his inspiration.

Duval is the recipient of many prizes and honours.  His work is in many prestigious public and private collections, as well as having been the subject of many articles and publications.

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