Jean-Claude Bligny was born in Burgundy in the Saône & Loire region. Top-student at the Ecole Normale in Macon from 1964 to 1967, he also studied at the Fine Arts school there in Macon. From 1975 he painted regularly while teaching art in the Saône & Loire. This was the era of his first personal exhibitions. In 2011 his work was exhibited in Beyrouth by the ‘Fine Art Gallery of Geneva’. The national museum ‘Prieuré de Charolles’ held a retrospective dedicated to JCB during the Summer of 2013 and acquired one of his paintings.
His work was marked by a deepening interest in his preferred themes: Flowers & Bouquets, Burgundy, Brittany and Provence. He discovered the beauty and light of Venice. Bligny also travelled widely exploring the East by making several trips to Tibet, India, Nepal. Through his art works’ titles alone, Bligny aims to lead us on a path of initiation. A path that surely will seduce those who believe that art is above all a kind of transmission. Thus, the artist insists on the Light that he represents spurting out of darkness, for us better to understand the imperative need not to comply in the daily life’s darkness.