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alain pontecorvo

Alain Pontecorvo - Painter, Draftsman

Born in 1936, Alain Pontecorvo is a Parisian artist whose works are resolutely realistic

A publicist, an illustrator but, most of all, a painter

After studying at the School of Decorative Arts in Paris, as well as the Ecole Estienne, Alain Pontecorvo embarked on a career in advertising.  In the middle of his career, he decided to pick up his brushes again.  He remained in advertising for another twenty years which means that he has been painting every day for 41 years.

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Romantic realism, tradition and modern realism

The work of Alain Pontecorvo is along traditional lines: influenced by the Dutch painters’ tradition with regard to light and the Italian artists for the arrangement of their compositions and use of pigments.  At the same time, his painting is resolutely contemporary, fluctuating between romantic realism and modern realism.  A preciseness which appears almost photographic is tied in with an eclectic expressionism and a play of light that is close to the genre of American painting.

A well-known artist who is greatly in demand

In addition to his hundreds of private commissions which are portraits, in the main, Alain Pontecorvo exhibits in France, in Europe and on the other side of the Atlantic.  His works are represented in both private and public collections of note such as the prestigious Museum of Modern Art in Paris and the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMa).  He has also invented a typographical character that is exhibited in several national museums

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Portraits

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Alain | Drawing

Alain

2005 / Drawing / Portrait / Realism / Charcoal
70x110cm / $3,500

Anna | Drawing

Anna

2005 / Drawing / Portrait / Realism / Charcoal
100x70cm / $3,500

Autoportrait | Painting

Autoportrait

2005 / Painting / Self Portrait / Realism / Oil painting
130x60cm / $11,660

Jenny 2 | Painting

Jenny 2

2013 / Painting / Portrait / Realism / Oil painting
100x70cm / $8,160

Jenny 1 | Painting

Jenny 1

2013 / Painting / Portrait / Realism / Oil painting
100x100cm / $8,160

Jenny 3 | Painting

Jenny 3

2013 / Painting / Portrait / Realism / Oil painting
100x100cm / $8,160

Jeune fille au repos | Drawing

Jeune fille au repos

2006 / Drawing / Portrait / Realism / Mixed technique
90x70cm / $3,500

L'amateur d'art | Drawing

L'amateur d'art

2006 / Drawing / Portrait / Realism / Charcoal
100x70cm / $3,500

Le lecteur | Painting

Le lecteur

2002 / Painting / Portrait / Realism / Gouache painting
50x40cm / $1,750

Nina | Painting

Nina

2016 / Painting / Portrait / Realism / Oil painting
35x28cm / $1,170

Noël | Drawing

Noël

1980 / Drawing / Portrait / Realism / Charcoal
100x70cm / $3,500

Olivier 1 | Painting

Olivier 1

2002 / Painting / Portrait / Realism / Gouache painting
40x50cm / $1,750

Nature morte

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Le citron et son reflet | Painting

Le citron et son reflet

2014 / Painting / Still Life / Realism / Oil painting
19x24cm / $880

Grande vaisselle | Painting

Grande vaisselle

2014 / Painting / Still Life / Realism / Oil painting
50x90cm / $7,000

La part de tarte Grand-mère | Painting

La part de tarte Grand-mère

2014 / Painting / Still Life / Realism / Oil painting
16x27cm / $880

Les raisins | Painting

Les raisins

2013 / Painting / Still Life / Realism / Oil painting
22x16cm / $880

Scènes

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Partir revenir | Painting

Partir revenir

2015 / Painting / Everyday Life / Realism / Oil painting
45x120cm / $7,580

Petite vue plongeante du treizième étage | Painting

Petite vue plongeante du treizième étage

2015 / Painting / Everyday Life / Realism / Oil painting
46x55cm / $4,670

Va et vient sur le quai | Painting

Va et vient sur le quai

2015 / Painting / Everyday Life / Realism / Oil painting
46x55cm / $3,500

A chacun sa machine | Painting

A chacun sa machine

2015 / Painting / Urban / Realism / Canvas
92x60cm / $7,580

Campagne lecture et chaleur | Painting

Campagne lecture et chaleur

2015 / Painting / Landscape / Realism / Canvas
100x90cm / $9,330

L'étalement du gravier | Painting

L'étalement du gravier

2015 / Painting / Landscape / Realism / Canvas
45x95cm / $5,830

Les vaches 2 | Painting

Les vaches 2

2014 / Painting / Landscape / Realism / Canvas
32x73cm / $7,000

Les vaches | Painting

Les vaches

2008 / Painting / Landscape / Realism / Canvas
54x81cm / $7,000

Menaçants nimbus | Painting

Menaçants nimbus

2015 / Painting / Landscape / Realism / Canvas
38x61cm / $3,500