Kristen Van Riel, President of the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation

The Henri Cartier-Bresson Trust tells us of the death of Kristen Van Riel, her president, on 29 March 2019. The board of directors welcomes the memory of this generous and generous man.

Kristen Van Riel, who was born in 1950, was a well-known lawyer for his requirement, depth and experience, a member of the Board of Decorative Arts Museum and involved. in a variety of cultural initiatives such as the Sotheby's France. Known and respected for his free speech and his financial management skills, his personality has left anyone unfair.

Kristen Van Riel took over the sovereignty of the Foundation which created Henri Cartier-Bresson, Martine Franck, and their daughter Mélanie, when Martine Franck died in August 2012. He recently completed the Foundation's move to the new place. was established by 79 rue des Archives, in the Paris Marathon. This step has allowed the opportunity to double the Foundation's capacity, particularly the role of exhibition, and the major enhancement of storage and maintenance of the Foundation's photographic archives, resulting in a commitment made . to Martine Franck, despite her own illness.

The Van Riel family was close to the Franck family. Martine Franck's father, Louis Franck, and Hendrik Van Riel, represented Belgium at the Olympic Games in Kiel (Germany) in 1936, and Torquay (Britain) in 1948.

Delighted about the decorative arts, Kristen Van Riel renovated a 1999-Saint-surbin-sur-Loire in 1999, due to authenticity.

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