Jean Cocteau Art For Sale

Jean Cocteau was one of the most multi-talented artists of the 20th century. In addition to being a director, he was a poet, novelist, painter, playwright, set designer, and actor. Among Cocteau’s most influential works are Parade,a seminal work of the modern ballet, La Machine infernale, a play that is still performed some sixty years after it was written, such films as La Belle et le bete and La Sang d’un Poete (The Blood of a Poet), and his novel Les Enfants terrible, a study of adolescent alienation. A National Observer writer suggested that, “of the artistic generation whose daring gave birth to Twentieth Century Art, Cocteau came closest to being a Renaissance man.” Jean Cocteau, according to Annette Insdorf in the New York Times, “left behind a body of work unequalled for its variety of artistic expression.”

“An artist cannot speak about his art any more than a plant can discuss horticulture.” -Jean Cocteau

Our Fine Art Gallery has the finest quality Jean Cocteau original prints, lithographs, drawings and posters for sale. We have a large inventory available off-site and we encourage you to make an appointment to see specific works you are looking to collect. We are happy to meet you at either our art gallery showroom or at your home or office for a private presentation.

About Jean Cocteau

The French poet, writer, artist, and film maker Jean Maurice Eugene Clement Cocteau was born to a wealthy family on July 5, 1889 in a small town near Paris, France. Cocteau’s father commited suicide when the boy was about ten years old—Jean will not publicly speak of the tragic event until 1963, the year of his own death. The family continued to live with his maternal grandparents and young Jean is brought up in an environment where the art, music and theater are held in high esteem.