11 Apr Zao Wou-ki Fondation
One of the artists championed by Jean-Francois and Marie-Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre is the Chinese-French painter Zao Wou-Ki (1920-2013).
A member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, Zao Wou-Ki lived to see the launch of a foundation that bears his name.
It was set up to promote and pay tribute to the works of Zao Wou-Ki and to make sure that his legacy is carefully managed. The foundation also supports cultural events and artistic activities of many other artists.
Jean-François and Marie-Laure are supporters of Zao Wou-Ki’s work and they each have important roles at the foundation, which is based in Geneva. Marie-Laure was secretary of the Zao Wou-Ki Foundation between 2011 to 2016 and Jean-Francois is vice-president.