Gérard Mathieu's drawing with a prehistoric woman fighting a tiger

History with a capital "i" by the dunce G. Mathieu

Past exhibition

French history as you've never seen it before, thanks to the caustic humor of illustrator Gérard Mathieu!

  • Every day except Tuesday

  • Included in monument entrance fee

  • General public

  • The texts of the exhibition are in French.

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Gérard Mathieu is a press illustrator who has been enriching articles in a wide variety of daily newspapers and magazines for over 40 years with his gags, which he describes as being in "excellent bad taste". Le Monde and Le Journal de Mickey, France-Soir and Réforme, Ellipses, les agendas de l'Étudiant, 30 Millions d'Amis and la fnac, Alternatives Économiques, le Parisien, Bertrand-Lacoste and Le Petit Larousse, as well as the monthly Maires de France and some fifteen school books, are also his playgrounds. 

And let's not forget the anti-hero comic strip , Clotaire Legnidu Glandeur d'Élite and several board games.

He has been running Le Comptoir du dessin, a workshop-gallery-boutique at 32 rue de Liège in Paris, where illustration in all its forms takes center stage: exhibitions and sales of originals (including his own), limited editions, cards, unobtainable images, sketches and more.

On the model of "Monstres-sur-Marne" in summer 2021, on the second floor of the château, the exhibition will feature drawings by Gérard Mathieu, for a scathing retrospective of the (complete) history of mankind, including of course the great hours of the château de Champs-sur-Marne.