Villa Des Are Montmartre section of Paris

1948 - 1952 P A R I S

The now legendary Villa des Arts was home to Grill and his family from 1948 until 1952. A painting instructor at the Academie Julian, Pierre Jerome, who had an atelier in the Villa, encouraged the Grills to take a space on the ground floor below him, and join the enclave of artists, sculptors, photographers, poets, writers and entertainers who lived lived in the Villa des Arts.




loriot at circus

The famous clown "Loriot" who performed at the Cirque Medrano
lived at the Villa des Art with his wife, Madame Bazot.



portrait of "Loriot"

Georges Bazot posed as his character, "Loriot" in this 1951 portrait.



party scene

Party at Georges Bazot's Atelier.
Georges, son of Loriot, was also an aritst.

Entrance gate at the Villa des Arts,
15 Rue Hégésippe Moreau, Paris

villa front gate

paris christmas

Christmas at the Villa des Arts, 1949

studio sketch

Andre Joseph Grill's Atelier

studio sketch

The Pose