1948 Born in Couches, Saône et Loire, on April 19th.
The 2010s and beyond
1964-1967 Attends the Teachers School and Fine-Arts School in Mâcon.
1967 Studies in Nice with Fontanarosa, Brayer, Belmondo and Carzou.
1968 Full-time studies at the Fine-Arts School in Mâcon.
1969 Studies at ‘Claude Bernard’ (Teachers University for Fine-Arts) : Anatomy, perspective, decoration and history of art. Model creation for couturiers Lanvin, Dior, Cacharel.
1972 History of arts at the Sorbonne. Sketch studies at the Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris.
1973 Post-graduate teaching degree in plastic arts.
1974 Teaches plastic art in Montélimar. Establishes his workshop ‘Le Bateau Ivre’ in Saint Eugène, Burgundy.
1975 Teaches plastic arts in Saône et Loire. Regular practice in painting.
1977 Individual exhibition at Pablo Neruda cultural center in Epinac.
1978 Individual exhibition at the Châteauneuf gallery, presided by H. Vincenot.
1979 Individual exhibition at the Centre d’Animation et de Rencontre in Montceau.
1981 Individual exhibition in Bourg-en-Bresse.
1982 Individual exhibition at the Couvent des Clarisses in Charolles.
1983 Creates Galerie Songe in Montceau with Nicole Sogno. Group exhibition with Lemoine and Claverie, illustrators.
1984 Group exhibition at Ecuries de St Hugues in Cluny. Group exhibition at the Kagyu Ling temple, Saône et Loire, with Carzou, Laporte et Cartier-Bresson, Durrell.
1985 Individual exhibition at Galerie Peinture Fraîche in Paris, with Nicole Sogno. Group exhibition in Avignon.
1986 Individual exhibition at Galerie du Lutrin in Autun. Individual exhibition in Bourg en Bresse. Group exhibition at Kagyu Ling, with Dusseau, Mac Avoy…
1987 Individual exhibition at Galerie du Val de Saône in Tournus. Creates the scenery and dresses for “ La Moschetta “, an italian Comedy, and “ Les Pépins de Clafoutis “, a children’s play, performed by the Golmus Company. Individual exhibition at Galerie Songe in Montceau.
1988 Individual exhibition at the Cultural Center of Couches. Group exhibition in Paris, organized by Reader’s Digest and presided by Simone Veil. Awarded Grand Prix de la jeune peinture française. Acquisition by the Yvon Gattaz Foundation. Scenery creation of “ Don Quixote ” for the Golmus Company.
1989 Organizes the “ Image en Saône et Loire ” exhibition. Individual exhibition at Galerie Lamartine in Chalon sur Saône. Individual exhibition at the Cultural Center and the Château of Savigny les Beaunes. Salon d’Automne at the Grand Palais in Paris.
1990 Individual exhibition in Mâcon. Awarded First Prize of the Grand prix de France des Arts Plastiques, Académie internationale de Lutèce, silver medal 90. Scenery creation of “ A Midsummernight’s Dream ” for the Golmus company. Poster creation for the play “ Le Lac etc… ” performed on Lamartine’s bicentenary. Exhibition at Galerie Songe in Montceau. Individual exhibition at Galerie du Lutrin and Hôtel des Ursulines in Autun. Lithography creation at the Mourlot workshop in Paris for Galerie Hautecoeur. Salon d’Automne at the Grand Palais in Paris. Individual exhibition on the Autoc’Art in Cluny.
1991 Permanent exhibits at Galerie Impression 21 and Galerie Hautecoeur in Paris. Exhibition at Galerie Songe in Cluny and at the Kagyu Ling temple, both sponsored by Journeaux de Saône et Loire for whom JC Bligny creates the “Eté bleu ” magazine cover. Individual exhibition at Galerie Barthélémy in Besançon. Individual exhibition at Galerie Dazy in Tournus.
1992 Goup exhibition ” One century of french lithographic creation at the Mourlot workshop ” with Buffet, Brasilier, Cathelin, Jansem, Manessier, Mühl, Matisse, Chagall, Picasso, Braque. Travelling exhibition in Europe and the USA. Individual exhibition at Galerie Lamartine in Chalon sur Saône. Individual exhibition at Galerie du Lutrin and Hôtel des Ursulines in Autun. Creation of 8 x 3 m mural painting in the Ursulines Chapel, inaugurated by Denis grivot. Exhibition with painter Hilaire at Galerie Dazy in Auxerre. Individual exhibition at Galerie Songe in Montceau. Filmed by Eric Nivot in “ La forme du vide “. Permanent exhibits at Galerie Dazy in Dijon and Beaune.
1993 Individual exhibition at the Kagyu Ling temple in presence of Benge Kempo Rimpotche, minister of Bhutan, and Robert Dompnier, president of the France-Bhutan Association. Individual exhibition at Galerie Chabanian-Le-Baron in Annecy. Individual exhibition at the Cultural Center in Epinac. Anination & exhibition at Galerie Dazy in Dijon, with painter Blanc-Brude. Demonstration of lithographic and engraving techniques. Group exhibition with Tobiasse, Weisbuch, Toffoli and Brayer. “ Painting & Poetry ” exhibition at Karma Ling, near Chambéry, with writer Sylvie Fabre during the Art & Spirituality Festival. Conducts a “ Painting & Meditation ” session at Kagyu Ling. Group exhibition at Galerie du Pharo in Marseille. Numerous stays in Provence : Aix, Cézanne’s house, rue Boulégon, and Digne. Paints lavander fields in Valensol and Banon. Permanent exhibits at Galerie Chabanian-Le Baron in Annecy, Val d’Isère, Megève, Courchevel 1850. Honorary guest at the 41st Salon d’Automne de l’Atelier de Beaune.
1994 Individual exhibition at the Cultural Center in Digoin. Ceramic creation with the Azulejo Workshop of Digoin. Individual exhibition at Galerie Barthélémy in Besançon. Partakes in the Europ’Art international fair in Geneva with Galerie Chabanian-Le Baron. Individual exhibition at Galerie Songe in Montceau. Individual exhibition at Château de Saint-Amand near Cosne sur Loire. Exhibition at Galerie Chabanian Le Baron in Bastia with Laporte and Izarny. Individual exhibition at the Chirens abbey near Grenoble. Individual exhibition in Luzy, Nièvre.
1995 Exhibition in Buthan. Exhibition in Germany. Exhibition in the temple of Kagyu Ling. Exhibition projects in Japan. Original lithography projects, exclusively for Japan.
1996 Permanent exhibition at Galerie Le Chevalet d’Eon in Salon de Provence. Exhibition at Europ’Art in Genève. Individual exhibition at Galerie Songe in Uzès during the summer. Individual exhibition in Uchon in Burgundy. Permanent exhibition at Galerie Marbash in Mulhouse. Exhibition in Japon via Christianne Vallé Galerie in Clermont-Ferrand. Exhibition in Saint Denis (Réunion). Exhibition in Abidjan organised by R. Bohan.
1997 Permanent exhibition at Galerie des Ducs in Beaune. Individual exhibition at Galerie Le Chevalet d’Eon in Salon de Provence. Individual exhibition at Galerie d’Art du Château de la Verrerie in Creusot. Individual exhibition at Galerie Chapitre in Autun. Journey in Tibet. Individual exhibition at Galerie Songe in Montceau. Exhibition at company “Boiron” in Lyon. Exhibition in Reunion. Permanent exhibition at Galerie Chabanian-Le Baron in Honfleur. Exhibition at Europ’Art in Genève. Permanent exhibition at Galerie Raugraff in Nancy. Permanent exhibition at Galerie Victor Hugo in Saintes. Exhibition at Galerie L’Art du Cadre in Tournus. Opening of a Virtual Gallery on the web. Works sold by auction. Mentioned in the Akoun annual survey of world artists.
1998 Individual exhibition at Galerie Victor-Hugo in Saintes. Individual exhibition at Galerie Raugraff in Nancy. Individual exhibition at Galerie du Chapitre in Autun. Individual exhibition at Galerie Chabanian-Le Baron in Annecy. Published in the Akoun 98 Directory. Permanent exhibition at Galerie Epreuve d’Artiste in La Baule, and at Galerie Daudet nearby Toulouse. Individual exhibition in Besançon. Group exhibition at Galerie Oceane in St Denis de la Réunion, and in Abidjan. European Foundation prizewinner. National Federation of French Culture prizewinner. Large paintings for the chapelle des Ursulines, Autun, based on the theme : Peace and the unity of traditions.
1999 Individual exhibition at Château de la Bertrandière nearby Saint-Etienne. Individual exhibition for the opening of le Breuil Exhibition hall. Exhibition at the European Gallery in Boston, USA. Exhibition at Galerie Chabanian le Baron in Annecy and in Saint-Denis de la Réunion . Exhibition at Galerie le Chevalet d’Eon in Salon de Provence.
2000 April, exhibition at Galerie Château Landon. July / August exhibition at Kaguy Ling temple nearby Toulon sur Arroux. July, exhibition at galerie Joel Dupuis in Hardelot. September, exhibition at Galerie Vent des Cimes in Grenoble. Study travels to Tibet, with Lama Sherab Dorje, and to Venice. Numerous works around those themes, permanently on display at Saintes, Montceau, Salon, La Baule, St Paul de Vence, Annecy, Nancy.
2001 Personnal exhibitions: LeTouquet with Galerie Joël Dupuis, Toulouse, with Galerie Le Biblion, Saintes, with Galerie Victor Hugo, Nancy, with Galerie Raugraff, Saint Mandé, with Galerie Marciano, Montceau, with galerie Songe. Paintings on the ” Vine Divine” theme in Bourgogne.
Permanent exhibitions: Barbizon, galerie Marciano, à Annecy, galerie Chabanian, à Saint Paul de Vence, galerie Laure Le Baron.
2002 Personnal exhibitions: Mulhouse, Galerie Marbach; Saint Paul de Vence, Galerie Laure Le Baron; Paris, Galerie Marciano; Montceau, Galerie Songe. Papers in Univers des Arts in Japan. and in Samsara. Study travel to Bretagne. Exhibition in the United States, together with Galerie Chabanian. Regular prersence in Paris, Barbizon, La Baule and Honfleur in the Marciano galleries; in Saint Paul de Vence, with Galerie Laure Le Baron; in Annecy, with Galerie Chabanian; in Saintes, with Galerie Victor Hugo; in Nancy, with Galerie Raugraff.
2003 Personnal exhibitions: in Grenoble, Galerie Vent des Cimes, in Besançon, Galerie Cimaise, in Honfleur, Galerie Marciano, in Sarlat, Church of Marcillac. Regular prersence in Paris and La Baule ain the Marciano galleries; in Saint Paul de Vence, with Galerie Laure Le Baron; in Annecy, Galerie Chabanian; in Salon, Galerie Le Chevalet d’Eon; in Saintes, Galerie Victor Hugo; in Montceau, Galerie Songe. Quotation in Akoun 2003.
2004 Personnal exhibitions: Galerie Victor Hugo in Saintes; Galerie Raugraff in Nancy; Galerie Joël Dupuis in Hardelot. Festival d’Art Contemporain Franco-Japonais in Cannes.
2005 Personnal exhibitions: in april at Galerie Le Chevalet d’Eon, Salon de Provence ; then at Galerie Chabanian-Perbet in Annecy and at the CIC bank on the “Lac d’Annecy” theme in october and novembre. In decembre : Galerie Vent des Cimes in Grenoble and Galerie Songe in Montceau.
2006 Personnal exhibitions: at the Château de la Bertrandière in l’Etrat near St Etienne in april ; at the Marcillac church near Sarlat with Galerie Victor Hugo in july and august; in Hardelot at the Joël Dupuis Gallery in october.
2007 Group exhibition “Galerie Victor Hugo’s 10th Year” in Saintes. Personnal exhibitions: “From Burgundy to Brittany” in June and July at Galerie Raugraff et “Snow in Burgundy” at Galerie Songe.
2008 Personnal exhibitions : Saintes in april – may at Galerie Victor Hugo ; Paris in june – july at Galerie Marciano; In august, “La Vivre et le Couchois” at Galerie Songe ; Hardelot in october – november at Galerie Joël Dupuis.
2009 Personnal exhibitions at Galerie Chevalet d’Eon, Salon de Provence, in spring and at Galerie Au Vent de Cimes, Grenoble, in december. Collaboration with Les Emaux de Longwy for the artwork of their new collection “Chemin de lumière en Bourgogne”. The enamels were shown for the first time at Galerie Victor Hugo in Saintes in décembre and stayed on display till january.
2010 In april, several works enter the Espace Muséographique de Bernicourt, in Roost-Warendin, part of the Ruckehusch collection. Personnal exhibitions at Galerie Raugraff in Nancy in juin, july and september; and Galerie Joël Dupuis end of august through september
2011 Personnal exhibitions at Château de la Bertrandière near St Etienne, collective exhibitions in Nancy for the 25 years of Galerie Raugraff (On the theme of “red and black”) in april and may, at Galerie Dupuis in march and april and in Beyrouth in spring. Exhibition about Himalayan architecture at Temple des Mille Bouddhas in july and august.
2012 Personnal exhibitions in summer at Galerie Dupuis, Hardelot and Galerie Wilson in Dijon. In fall at the Chapelle St Etienne during the Beaune Jazz Festival and at Galerie Chevalet d’Eon in Salon de Provence. Collective exhibition about Venise at Galerie Raugraff in december in Nancy.
2013 Personnal exhibitions in april and may at Galerie Raugraff in Nancy, Galerie Victor Hugo in Saintes, Galerie Art Sud in St Rémy en Aveyron. Galerie Songe 30 years celebration on 25 of may. Exhibition in Charolles at Musée du Prieuré in july, Château de Santenay in july and august with Sarah Parnacott ; Honor guest at the Salon d’Art Figuratif held by Marie Joulia at the Vieux Palais in Espalion. Acquisition of a painted ceramic by the Museum of Charolles. Exhibition of paintings from Normandy and Canada at Galerie Songe in november et december.
2014 First creation of nighscapes. Study travel in England in July.
Personal exhibitions. February : Valentine in Venice, at Galerie Songe. May-June : Spring at Galerie Songe. July and august : Himalaya and Burgundy at the Buddhist Temple of La Boulaye. August ans September: Galerie Joël Dupuis in Hardelot. November and December : London and Burgundy at Galerie Songe.
2015 Beginning a period of city paintings called “Urban pilgrimages” by Patrice de la Perrière in Univers des Arts.
Personal exhibitions with galleries Mickael Marciano in Marseille in April and may, then in Paris in June and July. Study travels in Milano and Scotland.
Group exhibitions at Galerie BO in Clermont-Ferrand, Galerie Joël Dupuis in Hardelot and at Château de la Bertrandière, St Etienne in November and December
End of year exhibition at Galerie Songe in december and january
2016 Personal exhibitions with Galerie Raugraff, Nancy, in March and April and at Galerie Victor Hugo, Saintes, April through June.
Study journey through american cities by night for projected paintings about A light in the Dark, : Vancouver and San Francisco in June.
Personnal exhibition ”Carte Blanche à Jean-Claude Bligny” at Autun City Hall, organised in september.
2017 A new book, his third, is published by Editions du Léopard d’Or. Personal exhibitions at Galerie d’Art Joël Dupuis in Hardelot, april and May; Galerie du Causse in Villeneuve d’Aveyron in June and August; Galerie Elaine M. Goodwin in Couches, May to September ; Galerie Wilson in Dijon Septembre to Octobre; Galerie Victor Hugo in Saintes and Galerie Songe in Montceau through December. Group exhibitions: Guest of Honour at the 36th Salon d’Automne International de Lunéville in September and October; ‘Burgundy meets San Francisco’ with Laurie Chase in Puligny-Montrachet in October. Study travel to Florence in August.
2018 Study travel to Venice in April. Exhibition in Autun at Hôtel des Ursulines in June and July. Guest of honour at Salon d’Automne International de Lunéville in October. Conference in Autun at Hôtel des Ursulines on “Art and Spirituality”.
2019 Exhibition at Galerie Songe in April. President of the Santenay Painters Festival. Exhibition at Galerie Raugraff in Nancy in June and July. Exhibition at Galerie Songe in November.
2020 Personal exhibition at galerie Victor Hugo in Saintes in april – delayed till october. Personal exhibition galerie Joël Dupuis in Hardelot in september. Personal exhibition at galerie Songe in december. Eight pages on the work and life of JC Bligny are published in the magazine Vents du Morvan. Common exhibition at Dettey Town Hall in octobre. Conférence and exhibition in the church of Saint Eugène in october. Paints original earthenware at Faïencerie de Charolles. Creates jewelry in collaboration with Moïra Bligny, who graduated from Haute Ecole de Joaillerie de Paris.
2021 Personal exhibition at galerie Songe
2022 Personal exhibition at l’Embarcadère in Montceau les Mines from march to may and in the Jean-Baptiste Church in Toulon sur Arroux in july. Group exhibition at Galerie d’Art Joël Dupuis in Hardelot for their 30th anniversary, in december.