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Maison-Atelier Foujita, villiers-le-bacle
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Maison-Atelier Foujita

Inside the private life of the artist Tsugouharu Foujita

Discover the Maison-Atelier Foujita, the last home of the French-Japanese painter Tsugouharu Foujita. Through a guided tour you’ll discover the history of this multi-faceted artist. During the visit you’l be taken back in time to the 1960s. In the heart of Villiers-le-Bâcle, the perfectly preserved house and workshop won’t leave you indifferent.

In the former presbytery, a new exhibition will offer you a more intimate portrait of Foujita.

Presbytery of maison-atelier Foujita
Presbytery of Maison-atelier Foujita - Destination Paris Saclay

Léonard Foujita, an artist of many talents

As a painter, cartoonist, engraver, illustrator, ceramicist, photographer, film-maker and stylist,  Léonard Tsugouharu Foujita was an all-round artist who is often said to be the greatest and most original Japanese artist of the 20th century.

The Maison-Atelier Foujita in Villiers-le-Bâcle

It was in 1960, during a visit to Bièvres, that the artist Foujita succumbed to the charm of this peaceful village of less than 300 inhabitants. For a whole year he carried out major renovation work on the dilapidated house. He moved in with his wife a year later. In 1968, Léonard Foujita died of cancer in Switzerland. He was buried at Villiers-le-Bâcle before being moved a few years later to Reims where he was laid to rest alongside his wife at the chapel of Notre-Dame de la Paix, also known as the Foujita chapel.

The art workshop

Ndeye discovers the painter's life through an artistic workshop.  Find out now in this experience. Get in touch with them directly to find out when the next workshop will be held!


Foujita's workshop and house

7/9 Route de Gif
91190 Villiers-le-Bâcle

Tel. 01 69 85 34 65

Website : foujita.essonne.fr

Facebook : fr-fr.facebook.com/maisonatelierfoujita