in 1989 by the municipality of Antibes as a recognition to one of the most celebrated
honorary citizens, the museum in the shade of the plane-trees of the picturesque
place Nationale, welcomes the visitors in air conditioned rooms where one can
find more than three hundred works of the artist (lithographs, gouaches, China
inks, porcelains, dolls, water-colors etc…).
The museum takes its architecture from the octagonal shape of the famous kiosk
of Valence which can be seen, as a model, at a particular place in the museum.
Besides the well furnished permanent collection which allows a rotation of
its hanging works, the museum offers regularly special presentations of drawings
which have something to do with the year end holidays, summer, the music festival
Then, in a regular fashion, the museum offers at the occasion of Valentine Day,
exceptional exhibitions of the artist in order to show the public the less known
aspects of his work.
the Peynet museum and of humorous drawing is regularly opened to humoristic
drawers no matter if they are contemporary or not of Raymond Peynet.
Plantu, Dubout, Chenez, Blachon, Moisan etc… many of them are or are about
to be shown within the museum.
This exhibition is part of a new orientation meant to promote the Peynet Museum
to become the authority on the humoristic drawing for the press which does not
affect the actual spirit of the place.
A s a matter of fact, the work of Raymond Peynet is not limited to the lovers
only, his artistic past includes many humorous drawings and that could very
well make him a forerunner at that particular form of art is well appreciated
at all ages.
Place Nationale – 06600 ANTIBES
Tel : 04 92 90 54 30
Fax : 04 92 90 54 31