Jean-Pierre Dubord, French (1949 - )

Jean-Pierre Dubord

Jean-Pierre Dubord was born in Rouen in 1949, and after spending years in the French Countryside, he returned to his native city to portray the surroundings of his youth. While Rouen is a favorite subject for his paintings, he often depicts Paris , the Normandy countryside, the beaches of Deauville and Houlgate, the Cliffs of Caux and Etretat and scenes along the Seine . He is known for his ability to capture the subtleties of light and color unique to each season.

In 1970, he had his first exhibition of approximately thirty paintings in Rouen , a show which was highly praised by art critics. In addition to an annual show in Rouen , he has also exhibited in Bourdeaux, Le Havre , La Rochelle , Osaka , Quebec and in the major, famous salons of Paris.

Dubord has his own original approach to painting. His palette is rich in its tones, and is fresh and uplifting. His work is so highly regarded that he is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards. Dubord’s canvases reveal his own intense joy of life and his love of the rhythms of nature. Also they are distinguished by a nuanced use of color. The artist’s mastery of his secrets of imprisoning light on canvas and the very delicate poetic strain in his painting may be traced to the impressionist masters, but it bears a very personal touch as well. One critic remarked that Dubord is guided solely by his heart and emotions.

PRIZES AND AWARDS :

First prize of Ville de Canteleu, 1982

First prize of Ville d’Yport, 1984

Gold Medal of Ville de Rueil Malmaison, 1985

Honorable Mention Salon des Artistes Francais, 1985

Landscape Prize Salon du Val d’Ork, 1985

Prize of Conseil General Salon de Pontoise, 1985

Premier Prix de Paysage, Salon de Bourges, 1985

EXHIBITIONS :

Biennale des Beaux-Arts

Salon de Rouen

Salon de Timchebray

Salon de la Marine

Salon d’Automne

Salon des Independents



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