Bucher, Jeanne

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Bucher, Jeanne Gender: F
Marie-Jeanne Bucher
born on 16 February 1872 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Guebwiller, France, 47n55, 7e12
Timezone LMT m7e12 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 26°54' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 26°30 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 29°08'

File:Marie-Jeanne Bucher.jpg
Jeanne Bucher
photo: Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitsky), license cc-by-sa-4.0


French art dealer and art book publisher best known as the founder of the Jeanne Bucher gallery (galerie Jeanne Bucher) and the Éditions Jeanne Bucher imprint.

Jeanne Bucher was the sister of physician Pierre Bucher. She arrived in Paris in 1920 where she befriended Edmond Bernheim, Jean Lurçat, Jean Dalsace, Dollie and Pierre Chareau.

In 1895 she married the Swiss-born pianist Fridolin Blumer, with whom she had two daughters, Ève born in 1898, and Sybille born in 1901.

Between 1902 and 1922, she left Strasbourg for Switzerland, to study to be a librarian and then a nurse, becoming a volunteer nurse in Lyon during the Second World War. Following the annulment of her marriage to Fridolin Blumer, she moved to Paris in 1922.

She opened her first gallery-bookstore in 1925, in an annex to the Pierre Chareau showroom where she met the writer-publisher Georges Hugnet. Her first exhibitions were dedicated to cubism and especially to the sculptures of Jacques Lipchitz. When financial difficulties forced her to sell her art gallery, she participated in the exhibitions organized by Marie Cuttoli.

In 1936, Jeanne Bucher reopened a gallery in an upstairs apartment, at the end of a courtyard, at 9 boulevard du Montparnasse, still surrounded by the friendship of Jean Lurçat and Georges Hugnet, whom she exhibited in addition to Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Kandinsky, Henri Laurens, Georges Gimel, Jacques Lipchitz, Max Ernst, André Masson, Jean-Michel Coulon, Paul Cognasse, Nicolas Eekman, Robert Lotiron, Jean-Francis Laglenne, and Jean Signovert. She also published art books, such as Une semaine de bonté (A Week of Kindness) by Max Ernst in 1934.

During World War II she helped photographer Rogi André, first wife of André Kertész, hiding her in Paris after she had been forced to take refuge in Touraine because of her Jewish origins.

Jeanne Bucher died on 1 November 1946 in Paris at age 74.

Link to Wikipedia biography (French)



Source Notes

Birth certificate in hand from Sy Scholfield, copy on file (no. 64). Death data in margin.


  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two daughters)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate
  • Vocation : Art : Other Art (Art dealer)
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner
  • Vocation : Business/Marketing : Sales (Art and book dealer)
  • Vocation : Education : Librarian
  • Vocation : Medical : Nurse/ Nurse's Aids
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor (Art books)