.Aimé Maeght - Passion Jazz

Aimé Maeght and Duke Ellington, at the Maeght Foundation in 1966.

Aimé Maeght loved all forms of creation, music, architecture, dance, painting, sculpture, theater, photography, poetry, cinema, fashion… everything!

1925! Family photo !

One of the very rare photos of my grandfather from his youth. He is on the right, playing the drums, in this orchestra that he founded with his friends from Nîmes, the "Banana's King Jazz Band", no less! It was 1925, he was 19 years old.

He was repatriated to the Cévennes, then to Nîmes, from his native North, by the Red Cross during the First World War. Orphan, without means, he was driven by his passion for art and to live it, he worked hard from a very young age.

The book La Saga Maeght by Yoyo Maeght, with dedication. Link here

The Maeght Saga by Yoyo Maeght