NOCTURNE 010 (2019)
A former decorative arts student in Strasbourg (France), my home town, today I am sharing my time between France and Italy.
Initially I worked in wood engraving before moving towards oil painting in 1976.
From 1970, I have been shown in collective and individual exhibitions in France and in several europeans countries (Germany, Holland and Italy).
In early 1985, I moved towards a more naive style, with a greater freedom in composition that I have developped with increasing content and depth.
From 1985 to 1993, the "Art Vivant" company in Paris, displayed my work all over the Far East.
In 2001, I was represented by the "Art Yomiuri" Gallery in Tokyo.
In 2004, the French Exterior Trade Ministry selected my lithographs to represent France overseas.
2004 is also the beginning of a collaboration with UNICEF for the realization of greetings cards. This collaboration is going on currently and in the future too.
In 2007, the HASBRO company (USA) publish a puzzle from my picture entitled "The Magic of Christmas",
(distributed only in North America).
New puzzles availables in spring 2009 (in the worldwide): "La Fête des vendanges" and "Au coeur de la ville" (1OOO pieces).
Also "Méditerranée" and "Moulin Rouge" (1500 pieces) at the end of 2009
Since summer 2008, my pictures are showed in permanence and exclusively in France at the gallery "Jacqueline Bricard" from Lourmarin (84) and since 2011 at "European Galleria" Saline, Michigan (USA)
2004 / 12 / O7 Fr3 Alsace 12/14
2004 / 12 / O7 BW Weihnachten in Elsass
2005 / 12 / 06 TF1 1pm news
2008 / 01 / 14 Fr3 Alsace
My artistic career is crowned by several awards and prizes including:
-Five times winner of the "Foreign Artist" arward at the International Naive Art Fair
at Varenna, Como Lake, Italy.
-1st prize for painting at the "Salon Art 2000" Fair in Colmar, France.
-1st prize at the "Caux Country colours" Fair in Normandy, France