JEAN-PIERRE GEAY is a French writer, poet and art critic, born 20/11/1941 (78 years old) in Bruailles in Saône-et-Loire. Associate professor of modern letters, he taught at Privas and then at Aubenas until 2002.
"Poet of light and the ephemeral", landscapes of the Alpilles and Ardèche, nourished by the influence of Pierre Reverdy and the proximity of René Char, his poetic writing also expresses a critical look at painting, according to his meetings with the artists.
With the artist and publisher Pierre-André Benoit from 1973, then with Jean-Louis Meunier at La Balance editions from 1984, he developed an intense critical and bibliophilic collaboration with many painters, engravers and bookbinders, realizing more of 200 illustrated editions, printed or handwritten, limited edition.
Author of critical works or exhibition catalogs on his friends Henri Goetz, Yves Mairot and Bernard Alligand, he has also collaborated with around forty plastic surgeons.
Knight of the National Order of Merit, Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, Officer of Academic Palms, Member of the Académie des Sciences, Lettres et Arts de l'Ardèche