It’s Day 229 and I had a great time painting today. I found this artist a while back and was trying to figure out a fun way to emulate his work. I think I did! Join me in celebrating Jacques Pellegrin today.
Jacques Pellegrin (born 17 June 1944) is a French painter.
Jacques Pellegrin paints portraits, landscapes and still lifes. He started to paint at age eight. When he
was eleven years old, he carried off the first prize from the Aix-en-Provence city hall. His style connected first to classic and realist art movements, but then he discovered Impressionism.
After studying to be a translator in Munich, he obtained a German (language) licence in Aix-en-Provence. Teaching was quickly forsaken in favour of living a life of chance as a free artist.
In 1980 he devoted himself to painting and studied German Expressionism. Pellegrin was influenced by Fauvists and French Expressionists such as Vincent van Gogh, André Derain,Albert Marquet, Kees van Dongen, and Henri Matisse. He also followed artists of the Provence and Marseille schools, including Auguste Chabaud, Louis-Mathieu Verdilhan, and Pierre
Ambrogiani. His fundamental guideline: to paint and depict his epoch, his time.
He frequently uses strong colors and underlines his figures with a thick, black stroke. Each painting
tells a story, an anecdote, a memory. At the same time, strongly anchored in his epoch, when Pellegrin raises up the past, he does not emphasize nostalgia, only affection.
He is mentioned in the Benezit Dictionary of Artists (1999 and 2006).
Biography is from wikipedia.
I hope you enjoy my piece in honor of this artist today! You don’t even have to imagine how fun it was to paint with this much color today. It was enjoyable to just go bold and vibrant not only with the colors, but with the lines and characters. 🙂 I will see you tomorrow on Day 230!