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painter, draftsman | France

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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Credentials

Group exhibition

  • 2010
    Artevie / Espace d'Art Contemporain International – Lorrez-le-Bocage-Préaux, France

Solo exhibitions

  • 2015
    Individual exhibition / Galerie de l'Europe – Paris, Finland
  • 2015
    Individual exhibition / Galerie Tradition et Modernité – Paris, France
  • 2014
    Individual exhibition / Galerie de l'Europe – Paris, France
  • 2012
    Individual exhibition / Galerie de l'Europe – Paris, France
  • 2011
    Individual exhibition / Bel'Ephémère – Paris, France
  • 2009
    Individual exhibition / Galerie Vincent Huot – Bruxelles, Belgium
  • 2008
    Individual exhibition / National Art Club Center – New York, United States
  • 2007
    Individual exhibition / Galerie Dautcourt – Paris, France
  • 2006
    Individual exhibition / Galerie Dautcourt – Paris, France
  • 2005
    Individual exhibition / Galerie Dautcourt – Bruxelles, Belgium
  • 2004
    Individual exhibition / Galerie Frederic Got, Fine Art – Paris, France
  • 2003
    Individual exhibition / Galerie des Arches – Paris, France
  • 2000
    Individual exhibition / Galerie Marie-Jeanne Garoche – Paris, France
  • 2000
    Individual exhibition / Fondation Rothschild – Paris, France
  • 1998
    Individual exhibition / Galerie Marie-Jeanne Garoche – Paris, France
  • 1996
    Individual exhibition / Galerie Marie-Jeanne Garoche – Paris, France
  • 1995
    Individual exhibition / Galerie Marie-Jeanne Garoche – Paris, France
  • 1995
    Individual exhibition / Galerie Arcade Colette – Paris, France
  • 1995
    Individual exhibition / Galerie Rec – Paris, France
  • 1994
    Individual exhibition / Fondation Rothschild – Paris, France
  • 1985
    Individual exhibition / Grands et jeunes d'aujourd'hui – Paris, France
  • 1985
    Individual exhibition / Galerie Philippe Michel – Montpellier, France
  • 1983
    Individual exhibition / Galerie Philippe Michel – Montpellier, France
  • 1983
    Individual exhibition / L'art dans la ville – Melun, France
  • 1982
    Individual exhibition / L'érotisme à la Bastille, Stand Ratié – Paris, France
  • 1982
    Individual exhibition / Les Artistes du Maine Montparnasse – Paris, France
  • 1980
    Individual exhibition / Galerie Tellier – Rouen, France
  • 1980
    Individual exhibition / Les Artistes du Maine Montparnasse – Paris, France
  • 1979
    Individual exhibition / Les Artistes du Maine Montparnasse – Paris, France
  • 1979
    Individual exhibition / Les Plastiques Modernes – Paris, France
  • 1978
    Individual exhibition / La Galerie – Paris, France

Permanent collections

  • 2017
    Musée d'art Moderne de la ville de Paris, France
  • 2016
    Musée d'art Moderne de New York, United States
  • 2015
    Musée Olivier Brice Montpellier, France
  • 2014
    Musée de l'Imprimerie, France
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