Michel Murty

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(Painter, Songwriter, Composer, Performer)

« Michel MURTY's family has the sadness to announce you its death on September 16th, 2015. »

Michel MURTY was born in Paris.

After a turbulent schooling, his love for painting and songs became obvious.

In 1952, Michel Murty won a place in the Estienne School of Graphic Arts in Paris where he qualified in photoengraving and chromatography 4 years later.

He then moved on to working in this branch in various Parisian workshops whilst

simultaneously studying drawing and painting at the Paris School of Applied Arts, as well as classical guitar. It was during this period that he held his first exhibitions and wrote his first songs.

In 1958, he won first prize in the Deauville International Painting Grand Prix for portraiture with his ‘Self- Portrait with Palette’ and ‘Portrait of Annie’.

He became more and more passionate about Fine Arts and song-writing and so he decided to entirely devote himself to both.

In 1975, he brought these two means of expression together and for many years put on his show “Songs to Paint Time”.


1957 “Salon d’Art Contemporain’’ at the "Galerie Moderne” (Paris)

1958 Exhibition at the "Grand Prix International de Deauville’’ (Portrait Prize)           

1958 Brussels International Exhibition.

1960 Exhibition at the "Galerie du Passeur" (Paris)

1961 ‘‘Salon d'Automne’’ (Paris)

1963 ‘‘Salon of French Artists’’ (Paris)

1964 ‘‘Salon des Independants’’ (Paris)

1965 ‘‘Salon de Mai’’ (Paris)

1978 ‘‘Salon des Artistes du Spectacle’’ at the "Maison de la Radio" (Paris)

1980 ‘‘Salon des Artistes du Specacle’’ at the "Maison de la Radio" (Paris)

1982 ‘‘Salon des Artistes du Spectacle’’ at the "Maison de la Radio" (Paris)

1989 Personal exhibition at "Grenier de Vitry" (Vitry)

1989 Personal exhibition at the "Galerie Jean Denis" (Paris)

1993 Personal exhibition at the library at Joué-les-Tours

1993 Personal exhibition at the "Salle des Noyers “  (Vaugrigneuse)

1995 Personal exhibition at the "District Exhibition Hall” ( Briis-sous-Forges)

1997 Personal exhibition at the "Big Exhibition Hall",( Bures sur Yvette)

1999 Personal exhibition at "La Grange Hall" ( Limours )

2000 ‘‘Salon d'Art Contemporain’’ in Viry-Chatillon

2004 ‘‘Salon des Artistes du spectacle’’ at the "Maison de la Radio" (Paris)

2005 Personal exhibition "Open Workshop" ( Vaugrigneuse)

2009 ‘‘Salon des Artistes du Spectacle’’ at the "Maison de la Radio" (Paris)

2012 Personal exhibition "Open Workshop" ( Vaugrigneuse)


His evolution: first, classical painting, then a trend towards simplification (Marquet and Cézanne influence) followed by an opening towards an explosion of reality, to a truth experienced as if “through the lens of a kaleidoscope”.


For thirty years now, alongside his personal creative projects, Michel MURTY has conducted painting workshops and mural projects.


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