Artist and Author

Jacqueline Hénard

Capturing the essence of reality

Selected Paintings

Gauthier looking far ahead
Foggy morning at Bois Joli
Bergamote Orange Twisted Peels

Books and Articles

Selected Writings

Franco-German Author

Jacqueline Hénard has written five books and numerous articles on European history, politics and culture.

“I maintain that a historian can never be bored, because he deals with the spectacle of the world.” Marc Bloch, The Historian’s Craft

Jacqueline Hénard

Curriculum Vitae

Jacqueline Hénard CV

Franco-German painter, writer, and academic.

Born in West-Berlin, Jacqueline Hénard grew up in an international environment.

After attending university in France and volunteering for an NGO in rural Indonesia, she became a journalist, writing for FAZ, DIE ZEIT, Le Monde, and others, as well as an academic, with stints at Sciences Po Paris, London School of Economics, the European Council on Foreign Relations, and the Wissenschaftskolleg.

These days, Jacqueline paints and writes with equal enthusiasm.


Leaves and buds

Leaves and buds

Nature studies. Exercises in observation, looking for the light, for volumes, for shapes, structures and shifts of plane. Both meditative and exhausting.

Inside the studio

Inside the studio

Daylight is a fickle friend, unsteady over time but so pleasant to the eye. Here’s some pictures from both my studio in the countryside and from atelier training at the Art Academy in Stroud (Gloucestershire).

Czechoslovakia Bewildered

Czechoslovakia Bewildered

A past that is still present: an essay on Czechoslovakia one year after the fall of the communist regime, a country caught between revolution and an impossible restauration.

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