As an artist,
Jean Angladon chose to use his mother's name. He was
born in Paris, and entered the Avignon School of Fine
Arts at the age of 20. There, he met Paulette Martin
whom he married in 1932. Jean Angladon was trained as
a painter and a wood engraver and was a very proficient
engraver. During the war, he worked on journals published
by his friend, the editor and poet Pierre Seghers.
his entire career, Jean Angladon was actively involved
in the artistic scene in Provence. A painter, engraver
and sculptor, he took part in many exhibitions, particularly
with the Independents, the Group of Thirty, and the
second Group of 13 in Avignon, where he played an important
role. He inherited the outstanding family collection
of art from his father, Jean Dubrujeaud, in 1968. Together
with his wife, he prepared the project of a foundation
to create a museum for the Doucet-Dubrujeaud family
collection. His goal became reality on 15 November 1996.
MARTIN, wife of Jean ANGLADON-DUBRUJEAUD 1905 - 1988
was from an Avignon family, and studied drawing, painting
and wood engraving at the Avignon School of Fine Arts,
where she met her future husband, the artist Jean Angladon.
A resolutely figurative painter, who also painted landscapes,
she took part in many exhibitions in Avignon, Lyon and
Paris, where her great sensitivity was widely appreciated.
Highly discreet, she worked side by side with her husband
on all of his projects, including the museum following
his inheritance of the Doucet-Dubrujeaud art collection.
She made several judicious acquisitions, including the
Tang dancer, medieval sculptures, a marine painting
by Joseph Vernet, and others. Widowed in 1979, her will
called for the organization of the Foundation, which
came into being 5 years after she passed away.