With more than 700 works, the collection of drawings and prints by Jean Delpech, acquired by the Musée de l’Armée in 2019, represents an invaluable testimony on the Second World War.
The French artist, who lived in Paris during the Occupation and was called up in 1938 to serve in the Chasseurs Alpins (Alpine Hunters) until the end of 1940, produced a quasi-ethnographic work on the war. Approximately fifty of his works of art will be exhibited, thereby inviting visitors to discover the artist’s story during the conflict and his view of this period.
- Hélène Boudou-Reuzé, Prints Collection Manager, Department of Fine Arts and Heritage, Musée de l’Armée
- Laëtitia Desserrières, Drawings Collection Manager, Department of Fine Arts and Heritage, Musée de l’Armée