Peynet and Cartoon Museum

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Place nationale
Telephone : 
+33 (0)4 92 90 54 29

Open every day except on Monday and the 1st January, 1st May, 1st November, 25th December.
From November to January, closed on Sunday too. Open from 10:00am to 13:00pm and from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.
From February to October, open from 10:00am to 12:30pm and from 2:00pm to 6:00pm.

In 1942, Peynet was inspired to create his famous Lovers in front of a bandstand in Valence. They have since gained worldwide renown in all forms: press cartoons, advertising posters, postcards, dolls, etc. In 1989 a gift by the artist of nearly 300 works led to the creation of this municipal museum in Antibes, displaying in two series of 15 modern air-conditioned rooms lithographs, gouaches, pen-and-ink, jewellery and porcelain, dolls, book illustrations and theatrical sets. The permanent collection is regularly enriched thanks to the loan by the artist’s daughter, Annie Druet-Peynet, of many drawings and other very rare pieces. The complementarity of these collections reveals the extreme wealth and diversity of Raymond Peynet’s work. Indeed, he is far more than simply the creator of his famous Lovers, but also a remarkable and versatile press illustrator.
In 1995, with Raymond Peynet’s approval and support, the museum shifted its orientation to include humoristic drawings, with regular exhibitions by artists with timeless talent. Thus, along with the permanent collection by Peynet, it has held exhibitions dedicated to such famous cartoonists as Plantu, Dubout, Chenez, Blachon, Ricord, Moisan…, and a themed exhibition on satirical cartoons relating to Justice from Daumier to Plantu.

Art & culture type : 
  • Museums

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