Artist Biography — Prix internationaux

Jean-Baptiste VALADIE / Painter with unrivaled talent

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**Jean-Baptiste VALADIE** Born in Brive-la-Gaillarde in 1933, Jean-Baptiste Valadié took his first Parisian artistic steps during the Charpentier course in Montparnasse. Then, during four years, he is a student at the Applied Arts, while he exercises, moreover, his drawing skills around the Place du Tertre. In the 50s, which still do not rust calls for revolution, the young man dreams of travel and country colors more sparkling than those generated by the gray Parisian.During his military service, he exhibited in Algiers, met success and returned to Paris to conquer gallerists and merchants who can offer him the leisure to finally...

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Albert Dumouchel / Canadian painter

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**Albert Dumouchel** Albert Dumouchel (1916-1971) was one of the most influential and pioneering figures in modern art in Quebec. He was a professor, artistic director, photographer, musician, engraver and painter. From the age of 8, he studied violin, singing and piano; he perfected his singing skills with Rodolphe Plamondon. And in 1936, the Valleyfield Seminary entrusted him with his art studio where he taught until 1949. In 1945, in Montreal, he participated in "exquisite corpse" experiments with Léon Bellefleur, Jean Benoit, Jean Léonard, Mimi Parent and Alfred Pellan.He also became a professor of drawing, art history, advertising and photography at...

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Brigitte Coudrain / French artist

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**Brigitte Coudrain** Brigitte Coudrain, born in 1934, in Paris, is a French artist. She will be a student of Johnny Friedlaender (which she will become the companion) in the workshop of which she learns the techniques of engraving. A talented watercolourist, the artist took part in the great biennales of engravings in 1958 (Ljubljana, Grenchen, Biella, Salon de Mai), events that bring together the best works of contemporary young engravers of the world. In 1959, she won an award in the Premier Biennale of Paris and in 1974, a Jury Prize at the International Exhibition in Mulhouse. Anyway, Brigitte Coudrain...

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René Carcan / Outstanding painter

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**René Carcan** René Carcan is a Belgian painter and engraver born on May 25, 1925 and died in 1993. He co-founded the Cap d'Encre circle. We owe him many engravings. He studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels and for several years with the painter Leon Devos and the sculptor G. Jacobs. He spent many years in Italy as a UNESCO Fellow in Rome, Florence and Paris, where he perfected his engraving technique at the studio of master Johnny Friedlaender.Tuscany and Etruria will become one of his main sources of inspiration. Back in Brussels, it is at...

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Shoichi Hasegawa / master of contemporary engraving

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**Shoichi Hasegawa** Aged 81, Shoichi Hasegawa is considered one of the masters of contemporary printmaking. Being a Japanese painter and engraver, born in 1929 in Yaizu. He lives since 1975 in Vetheuil, in the Val d'Oise (95), where Claude Monet once owned a house! After studying drawing and painting with various Japanese masters, he left Japan at the age of 32 to settle in Paris. For eight years, he joined Workshop 17, under the direction of the master SW HAYTER, who received before him in his studio prestigious artists such as Picasso, Ernst, Miro, Chagall or Giacometti, to deepen his...

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