He has received numerous awards and honors in France and abroad. The museums of Toulouse, Grenoble, Narbonne, Saint-Cyprien, Bordeaux, Villeneuve-sur-Lot, Saint-Tropez, but also Saõ Paulo (Brazil) Warsaw and Katowice (Poland) have many paintings by Jean Hugon, as well as many French and foreign collectors. The course of Jean Hugon is very diversified.
It begins in the 40s, with some post-Cubist urban landscapes with tones of sober browns, of gray. He is rather seduced by the motive he observes with acuity and a thoughtful subjectivity. He finds his bearings on the side of the School of Paris. Later, he discovered the poets of the color Derain, Matisse, Vlaminck. During the 50s and 60s, Hugon paints series of paintings where the symphonic arrangement of colors is revealed, at that time he paints drawing.
From the 70s, he moved away from figuration to move towards abstraction. The abandonment of the oil, fat and shiny, in favor of the acrylic that it works in glaze is appropriate to its speed of execution; it dries quickly and allows transparency that sublimate its flat and marks another step in the evolution of his work. In the 80s, he achieved a complete mastery of his art, without denying anything of his palette.
He produces what he calls “an allusive figuration”, composed of canvases still hinting at reality. He shows that the symbolic force of colors can dominate that of forms.
The strong personality of Jean Hugon is clearly reflected in his passion, his robustness in a bold paste painting, generous and broad and safe keys. Jean Hugon made a work subject to a dominant idea: the search for a balance between shapes and colors.