This museum's collection is composed of the donation of Henri Goetz to the town of Villefranche. It is located on the ground floor of an old barrack building in the 16th-century citadel, which houses many museums.
Henri Bernard Goetz was a French-American surrealist painter and engraver, famous for inventing the carborundum printmaking process, in which the image is created by adding light passages to a dark field. He was a friend of Léger and Kandinsky, as well as a notable member of the Parisian resistance during the Second World War, fleeing to Cannes after he and his wife, Christine, were almost arrested.
Their collection holds works by many famous contemporary artists including Picasso, Miro, Picabia and Hartung. There are also paintings by Christine Boumeester and Henri Goetz.
- La Citadelle
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