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A Frenchman born in Paris in 1966 - the 19th of August like Coco Chanel - Stéphane-Jacques Addade grew up amidst the works and heirlooms of the painter Jacques-Emile Blanche (1861 - 1942), of which his grandmother was heiress.


A graduate in Law and the History of Art, from 1991 he devoted his time to assessing the paintings and drawings of Jacques-Emile Blanche, whilst preparing, from 1993, for the publication of a sizeable monograph devoted to Bernard Boutet de Monvel (1881 - 1949), which came out in 2001.


After having presented the oriental works of this painter at the Petit Palais in the context of the Maroc, les trésors du Royaume (Morocco, the treasures of the Kingdom) exhibition, which was held in 1999, he went on to organise the major Bernard Boutet de Monvel retrospective for his publication and this took place at the Mona Bismarck Foundation in April 2001.


His admiration for the work of photographer Bernard Faucon then led him to publish Le temps d'après (The Time After), a portfolio grouping together the artist's original prints shot after the end of the Ecritures (Writings). The following year, he published X-Ray a collection of the original photographs by Marianne Hass.


In 2005, Stéphane-Jacques Addade joined the Chambre Européenne des Experts d'Art (European Chamber of Art Experts) – of which he is currently the Secretary General – as an expert on the works of Jacques-Emile Blanche, Bernard Boutet de Monvel and Maurice Boutet de Monvel (1850 - 1913).


In 2008, Stéphane-Jacques Addade left Paris to go and live in Bucharest, where he gave a cycle of lectures for the Musée National d'Art Roumain (National Museum of Romanian Art) in partnership with the Institut Français de Bucarest (French Institute in Bucharest), in order to communicate his interest in some French artists.


Back in France, whilst continuing the cycle of lectures initiated in Bucharest, he prepared various publications: first off was the descriptive catalogue of works of art by Bernard Boutet de Monvel and Maurice Boutet de Monvel; and then that of the Bernard Boutet de Monvel's war album, entitled Les mois de guerre 1914 – 1918 (The war months) which had remained unpublished up to that point in time.


In fact he continues to devote his time to assessing the works of Jacques-Emile Blanche, Bernard Boutet de Monvel and Maurice Boutet de Monvel, in conjunction with the major auction houses, galleries and individuals, whilst helping collectors in an advisory capacity, who may be keen to acquire works by artists which he specialises in.