Nicolas Foster

Painter, author and musician. Date of birth 1960, raised in Paris, France. Nicolas Foster began drawing and painting at the age of 13. After attending Académie Baudry and then sharing a studio for one year with French painter Louis Fachat, Nicolas Foster Bécourt was admitted into the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, the most respected art school in France. He studied and revered the work of the old masters. For years he was “under the spell of Rembrandt,” as he describes in his book, “L’oeil, la Main et la Voix du Peintre.” However, his love for the old masters did not prevent him from appreciating the dramatic developments of 20th century art; Nicolas Foster loves all great painting, whether ancient or modern.

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Jean-François Guzranyi

Born October 15, 1956; trained at Beaux-Arts de Besançon and at the Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris; and named the Lauréat du Grand Prix de Peinture de l’Académie des Beaux-Arts et du Crédit Agricole.

When I first met Jean-Francois Guzranyi in the early part of the 1980s, I was immediately highly impressed by the quality of his work. I immediately bought one of his paintings which has travelled across the world with me, but always above my bed. At the time, he asked me to write something for the guide to his next show. I wrote: ‘In 20 years, people will be beating on my door trying to get your paintings.’

– Pierre Salinger, former US Senator, Press Secretary to John F. Kennedy, nationally renowned journalist, avid art collector

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Alexandre Pugliese

Alexandre Pugliese just completed a solo exhibition of his work at Galerie Bernheim-Jeune on Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris, the same gallery which showed van Gogh, Cézanne, Monet, Renoir, Rodin and Matisse. Alexandre Pugliese has been with the legendary Galerie Bernheim-Jeune since 1989.

Né à Paris en 1960, Alexandre Pugliese a passé son enfance et travaille actuellement dans le quartier de Belleville. Fils et petit-fils d’artiste-peintres, c’est au milieu des pinceaux des artistes qu’il réalisa ses premiers dessins. A l’âge de 19 ans, il entre à l’Ecole Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Paris. Il affine ses talents de dessinateur et de coloriste dans les ateliers de Caron et de Mathey. Diplômé en l985, il entame sa carrière en exposant à la galerie Espace puis, en 1990, En 1990, la galerie Bernheim-Jeune l’accueille, puis lui consacre une salle permanente.

– Valerie BERINSTAIN, Montrouge / Barcelone, l’art de voyager, Salon de Montrouge

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