Born in the south of France, Jean-Patrick Guilbert received an eclectic upbringing, primarily in France, New Caledonia, and Tahiti. He has lived on the Upper West Side of Manhattan since 1996.
Mr. Guilbert received his art education at L’Ecole de Perigny, in Perigny sur Yerres, France, where his work concentrated on painting, sculpture, and metalsmithing; and at the Association Formation d’Art Plastique, in Paris, France, where his primary focus was jewelry and art history.
Several of Mr. Guilbert’s works of art can be found in the permanent collection of The New-York Historical Society in New York City. Mr. Guilbert’s painting, “Skyline Looking Toward New Jersey from the Upper West Side,” has the distinction of being the first new work accepted in the 21st century by The New-York Historical Society’s museum collections committee for their permanent collection. This painting was featured in a retrospective of 20th- and 21st- century paintings for the opening of the museum’s Henry Luce III Center for the Study of American Culture, which houses 40,000 of the Society’s most treasured pieces. Mr. Guilbert’s paintings and sculptures also have been shown in exhibitions in Manhattan, including at the Affordable Art Fair, presented by Paris’ Galerie Minsky; the renowned Art Students League; gallery SOHO20; the Aguilar Branch of The New York Public Library; Artists Space; and at the Landon Gallery. In Europe, Galerie Minsky has presented his work in the Foire d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Art Elysees on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, and in the Affordable Art Fair in Brussels. His work has also been shown in collector-hosted exhibitions on rue de Tournon in Paris; and his works were selected for participation in the Salon de Cannes, in the Grand Palais’ Salon d’Automne, in the Salle Pleyel Exhibition, and in the International Benson and Hedges Gold: Art and Design Competition in Hamburg, Germany.
His work is represented in a number of private collections in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Munich, and Korea; owned by such noteworthy individuals as the late film director Robert Altman, the artist Yuri Kuper, and the violin maker Christophe Landon; and many of his early sculptures were purchased by the Art Galerie Franck Pages in Baden Baden, Germany.