M. Gueffen was born in Haifa, Israel and studied art at the Art Academy « Betzalel » in Jerusalem. He then moved to Paris and studied in the ‘Ecole des Beaux-Arts’.
He lived and worked in Paris for five years. His paintings were hanging in galleries and he participated in the ‘Salon of the Surindependents’ and the’ Salon of the Jeune Peinture’, which took, place in the Museum of Modern art in the city of Paris. His work in these Salons drew the attention of the art critics and received good reviews : « Gueffen, with his delicate chromatique modulation » Le Monde,
« I appreciated very much the« Three Women » by Gueffen. Here is an artist who has a rare tact of volumes and colours », Le Peintre, « The « Three Women » of Gueffen deserves to have our attention for a long time because of the finess of the drawing and the expression of the interior of his personnages. An artist to follow his development » Journal de l’Amateur d’Art, « Very moving . . . a real artist », journal de l’Amateur d’Art.
He had his first international one-man show in 1963 in London at ‘Gallery
One’ an avant-garde gallery, after which he moved to London, where he
then had shows at the ‘O’hana Gallery’, the ‘Frank Campbell Gallery’, the
‘Beramento Gallery’, a show of drawings. He had many other one-man shows
in London, Italy – ‘Galleria Cavallino’, Venice, ‘Galleria Argentario’,Trento,
‘Galleria Tino Ghelfi, Vincenza; Hamburg and Bremen, Germany; Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem, Israel;
Alicante, Spain; Paris, Lyon and the Tatin Museum, France. He participated in group shows in London
And the U.S.A. Five paintings were commissioned by the Museum of Natural History of New York City.
Gueffen became a ‘listed artist’ in the Dictionnaire E. Benezit in 1976. This dictionary of 14 volumes covers the complete art history of artists from all times and all countries and is the international accepted reference for the art world. He later entered the Italian art dictionary Commanducci.
From the start Gueffen used the female figure as a pretext to create a painting. He fought, as he continues to do, to forge a valid figurative art, not surcombing to the many 'fashionable' movements of the moment.Gueffen now lives and works in France.
M. Gueffen is a listed artist in the DICTIONNAIRE BENEZIT and in COMANDUCCI