I believe that Yolande Ardissone is both one of the rising stars in the art world, and yet an established artist of high repute. At gallery sales, 73 percent of her offerings are sold, which is higher than most artists. Prices have been going up, and while her high reported price is over $11,000.00, many sales take place in galleries that are higher. I personally love her work. That, of course, is the deciding factor on whether to buy artwork or not. Prices can always go up and down, but having artwork that you can enjoy daily for many years to come... priceless!
Yolande Ardissone (French, b. 1927) was born in Normandy to an Italian father and a Russian mother. She left Normandy at age 17 to study at the Ecole des Arts Appliques in Paris. Two years later she transferred to the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and studied in the atelier of Unterstellar.
Yolande Ardissone paints marine scenes, landscapes and floral still life in style that combines Naiveté and Impressionism and with bright colors, is influenced by Fauvism. She has traveled widely in addition to the United States, including to Spain, Algeria, China, Thailand, Russia, Egypt and Indonesia, but most of her paintings are of Brittany. She credits Gaughin, Van Gogh and Renoir as major influences.
In 1953 she was inducted into the Salon d'Automne. Wally Findlay Galleries began representing her in 1957, hosting her first one-woman show in the United States. She has won numerous awards due to the lively sensitivity of her paintings and her firm and balanced compositions.
Her canvasses are painted with a mature technique, forcefully, with textured paint radiating a natural and joyful dynamism. Her painting has a lot in common with the Fauves. This is understandable, when you see her strongly colored palette, and the spontaneous expression of what she feels with her brush she transmits forcefully.
The French Government, the City of Paris, the Musee de la Marine, the Musee de Saint-Mur, the Musee de Saint-Cyprien and the Musee de Saint-Denis have all purchased her paintings.
EXHIBITIONS: Salon des Artistes Francais Salon d' Automne Salon de la Jeune Peinture Salon du Dessin et la Peinture a l'Eau Salon de la Societe Nationale de Beaux-Arts Salon de Independants Salon de le Marine Salon Comparaisons, Terres Latines Grandes et Jeunes d'Aujord'hui Les Peintres les Temoins de leur Temps
AWARDS: Prix Greenshields, Paris Societe des Amateurs d' Art, Paris La Peinture Francaise, Vichy La Vigne et le Vin Chateau Lascombe, Margaux
Artist: Yolande Ardissone (French, b. 1927)
Title: "Street Scene In France".
Medium: Oil On Canvas
Signed Ardissone (lower right)
Size: 24 1/2 by 20 1/2 inches.
Condition: Very Good. No condition issues noted.
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