The Zao Wou-Ki Foundation

One of the artists championed by Jean-Francois and Marie-Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre is the Chinese-French painter Zao Wou-Ki (1920-2013).

A member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, Zao Wou-Ki lived to see the launch of a foundation that bears his name.

Jean-François and Marie-Laure are supporters of Zao Wou-Ki’s work and they each have important roles at the foundation, which is based in Geneva. Marie-Laure has been secretary of the Zao Wou-Ki Foundation since 2011 and Jean-Francois is vice-president.