Jacques Truphémus was born in Grenoble in 1922.
Studies at Lycée Champollion, Grenoble.
First oil paintings: landscapes and still lifes.
He enrols at Lyons’ School of Fine Arts with Chancrin, Laplace, Chartres and Vieilly as his teachers.
The war and illness force him to interrupt his studies.
He is back in Antoine Chartres’ painting class with his friends Cottavoz, Fusaro, Philibert Charrin, Hélène Mouriquand and Coquet.
He moves to Paris, where he works as a night-watchman and studies drawing at the Grande Chaumière. He exhibits at the first Salon for under 30-year-olds along with Cottavoz, Bernard Buffet, etc. He also exhibits at the Salon du Sud-Est in Lyon.
He returns to Lyon, where he exhibits alongside painter friends including Cottavoz, Fusaro and Charrin at the so-called “Salon du Sansisme”, held in Lycée Ampère’s chapel.
Marries Aimée Laurens in December.
Travelling exhibition in Sarre, sponsored by Art magazine.
Meets his first admirers and the critic Marius Mermillon. He takes over the studio previously occupied by the painter Etienne Morillon and the painter Servant before him.
Several canvases are on loan at the Monique de Groote Gallery in Paris and in Brussels.
One of his canvases is acquired by the Geneva Museum in Switzerland.
Stay and exhibition at the Palais de la Méditerranée in Nice. Purchase of his painting Personnages au Bord de la Mer (Figures at the Seaside) in Paris.
Meets Dr Miguet, a true friend to painters, who find hospitality and encouragement at his house at Les Granges de Servette (in Douvaine, Haute-Savoie), which is often turned into an exhibition venue.
M. Laurens purchases a painting for the Annecy Museum. Signature of an exclusivity contract with the Romanet Gallery in Paris. The State purchases his painting Le Rhône, on loan to the Saint-Etienne Museum.
Travels to Japan, visiting Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka.
Publication of his travel journal Croquis du Japon (Sketches of Japan), by Roth & Sauter, À l’Enseigne du Verseau, Lausanne, Switzerland. 20-minute film shot in his studio in the form of an interview with Louis Calaferte.
Two canvases purchased by the Lyon Museum.
His close friend Dr Jacques Miguet dies.
Filmed interview with Jean-Jacques Lerrant, directed by Alain Vollerin, Lyon, Arts Plastiques.
Silex, poems by Louis Calaferte illustrated by Truphémus, published by Les Sillons du Temps
Jacques Truphémus, film directed by M. Van Zele.
His wife Aimée dies in January.
Publication of Communion d’Esthètes (Communion of Aesthetes), by Denis Lafay and Jean-Pierre Groboz.
Donates Consommateurs dans un Café (Customers in a Café), a work by his friend Henri Lachièze-Rey, to the Paul Dini Museum.
Retroprospective of Jacques Truphémus’ body of work at the Paul Dini Municipal Museum in Villefranche-sur-Saône. Les Trois Lumières de Truphémus (Truphémus’ Three Lights), film directed by Georges Combe and Jean-Jacques Lerrant.
Jacques Truphémus illustrates the cover of Jacques Chauviré’s Massacre en Septembre, published by Le Temps qu’Il Fait.
Inauguration of Place Jacques Truphémus in Mornant.
Publication of the monograph Jacques Truphémus, RH Editions. Text by Yves Bonnefoy and Denis Lafay.
Exhibition: Jacques Truphémus, Tous les Blancs Possibles, (All Possible Shades of White), Saint-Claude, Abbey Museum / donations Guy Bardone and René Genis.
Exhibition: Jacques Truphémus, Claude Bernard Gallery, Paris.
Exhibition at the Claude Bernard Gallery.
Jacques Truphémus dies at the age of 95.