Jean Couty Museum

Museums & temporary exhibitions

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In an exceptional setting, discover the works of Jean Couty, a famous painter born and bred in Lyon, and a leading figure of French painting. 

The Jean Couty museum is located in Lyon's 9th district, opposite Île Barbe, just a few metres from the artist's family home and studio. In an exceptional setting, the museum presents sixty years of painting through 200 works (including paintings, pastels, drawings and archival documents), giving visitors an opportunity to discover and admire all of the artist's periods, techniques and themes.

The museum is also devoted to modern and contemporary art, with temporary exhibitions featuring various artists.

Jean Couty (1907-1991) was an architect and student of Tony Garnier. He was a major painter in the school of Lyon and one of the major figures of French twentieth-century painting. He was awarded the 'Prix Paris-Lyon' in 1937, the 'Grand Prix de la Critique de Paris' in 1950, and the 'Grand Prix des Peintres Témoins de leur Temps' in 1975. Jean Couty drew the first drawing for the French National Lottery and illustrated the United Nations Christmas card in 1964, following Picasso, Miro and Chagall. He exhibited works at the Granoff gallery in Paris for more than forty years and, in 1979, the Modern Art Museum of the City of Paris devoted a major exhibition to him.
Jean Couty's paintings can be admired in many French museums and in numerous private collections in France and abroad.


From Wed to Sun:11 am to 6 pm.

Closed Jan 1st, May 1st, Nov 1st. and Dec 25th.


+33 4 72 42 20 00

Jean Couty Museum