Michel Delacroix

Artist Book Branding and Design

November 15, 2012

Michel Delacroix, a renowned master of the Naïf tradition, has spent the last 50 years producing his signature style cityscapes set in the Paris of his childhood – a quieter, simpler Paris of the past. To celebrate Delacroix’s 80th birthday, Axelle Fine Arts curated major solo exhibitions at both of their New York City and Boston galleries, and published the new book, “A Paris to Remember.”

Axelle Fine Arts owner, and Michel’s son, Bertrand Delacroix, invited Project 13 to design and produce the 132-page retrospective showcasing his father’s work. Included in the book are details and photographs of the artist’s life, home and studio in Cambodia as well as a selection of exquisite recent paintings detailing the sweeping skylines of the Eiffel Tower and snow-covered Parisian streets.

Delacroix has had more than 300 shows at galleries around the world, receiving numerous accolades, honors and awards along the way. His paintings hang in private collections and museums, including the Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, the Musée International D’Art Naïf in Paris and the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland.

We are proud to have played a part in celebrating such a tremendous milestone in Delacroix’s extensive career. And perhaps the book’s writer says it best: “As we pay tribute to the Master artist and unassuming gentle person that you are, we salute you, Michel Delacroix, for the paintings that embody your values of simplicity and kindness, moderation and modesty. May your perpetual search for peace continue to be an inspiration through your artwork for generations to come.