Monograph dedicated to painter Martin Jannink by François Michaud. The rare and remarkable painting of the French-Dutch artist is figurative, both romantic and expressionist, full of melancholia, out of present time, with a delicate and disturbing strongness. The publication also documents Jannink's participation in the 1956 Budapest insurrection.
Martin Jannink's (1933-2012) paintings and watercolors are such as remarkables as rares. One can estimate his production at about 200 works. François Michaud, curator at Paris Museum of Modern Art, chose some belonging to friends and collectors. Martin's painting is figurative, both romantic and expressionist, full of melancholia, out of present time, with a delicate and disturbing strongness. Of Dutch origins, he lived in France where he received a middle-class education but any artistic training. In 1956, at the age of 23, he heard the Hungarian student's calling and went to Budapest during the Revolution. A thrilling experience! He practised many jobs and led a modest and bohemian lifestyle, his life undeniably spread through his artistic temperament.
Born 1933 in Amsterdam, based in Paris since 1936, Martin Jannink is Baudoin Jannink's brother.
François Michaud is curator at Paris Museum of Modern Art.