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Poppies By Pierre Anfosso 1928-2004
Oil on canvas 55cm x 46cm plus frame 63cm x 52cm signed lower left and dated 56
Pierre Anfosso (December 1, 1928 in La Crau - November 5, 2004 in Hyères) was a French painter.
Pierre Anfosso was born in 1928 near Toulon, in the Var. After high school and a scientific baccalaureate, he entered the School of Fine Arts in Toulon in 1948, to study architecture, then became a student of painters Eugene Baboulene and Henri Pertus, and discovered Bonnard, Edouard Vuillard and Jean Pougny.
In 1950, with fellow students from the school: Gilbert Louage, Jacques Burois, Monique Ducreux, Monique Roy and Lucien Long, he created the Group 50 which exhibited at the Toulon gallery "La Palette", at the Toulon Museum of Fine Arts, at the Menton Biennial and at the exhibition of the Young Mediterranean Painting.
In the years that followed, he participated in numerous group or personal exhibitions and received several painting awards. Over the decades, his inspirations will go to De Staël and Rothko.
Since the 1960s, he has also been interested in irises, first as a passion, then by creating with Monique, his wife, the nursery Iris en Provence in 1974, joined by his children who will take over.
Toulon (1952-1957), Aix-en-Provence (1958), Montreal, Paris (1962), Galerie Drouant, Paris (1966 to 1976), Galerie La Palette, Toulon (1950 to 1999), Galerie de Paris, New York (USA - 1967 to 1978)
Prize of the City of Toulon (1952), Laureate of the Salon des Peintres de la Mer, named perpetual member of the Academy of the Sea (1953), Prize of the Museums of Nice (1955), Prize of the Young Mediterranean Painting, in Nice (1959), First Grand Prize Othon Friesz, in Paris (1961), Prize of the Festival of Avignon (1962), Prize Fénéon, in Paris (1963).
Works in the
Museum of Toulon, Museum of Modern Art of Nice, Calvet Museum of Avignon, Granet Museum of Aix-en-Provence.
Baroness de Rothschild, Dorothy Gould, Maret Gould, Winston (U.S.A), Dr Berninger (Switzerland)
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