Paul Aizpiri

Beloosesky Gallery is interested in purchasing original paintings by Paul Aizpiri. 

Please call (917) 749-4577 or email us at info@beloosesky.com

 

Paul Aizpiri was a painter and sculptor born in 1919 in Paris, France to an Italian mother and a father from the Basque Country, Spain. Aizpiri was an optimistic person since birth, a disposition reflected by the vibrant colors and the unrestrained brushstrokes characteristic of his works. His signature compositions always had a touch of friendliness with his integration of Fauvism, Expressionism, and Cubism.

 

In 1936, he started studying at L’École des Beaux-Arts, and his reputation was built as he held his first solo exhibition when he was 24. In 1939 Paul Aizpiri escaped from a German prisoner of war camp in Brittany and made his way back to Paris.

 

In 1946, he won a prize at the Salon de la Jeune Peinture, and exhibited his works along with those of the most influential post-war painters, including Bernard Buffet and Paul Rebeyrolle.

 

1956 was the year his path as an artist was altered, that year he met with Foujita, Soutine, Van Dongen, Utrillo and Picasso, who greatly influenced his style and work. From the 1950s, famous galleries all over the world started to invite him for solo exhibitions.

 

In 1996, an Aizpiri museum (Nakata Museum of Art) opened in Japan, which is a rare honor for living artists.

 

He was the founder of "Salon des Moins de Trente ans". He was a member of the October Salon since 1945, and was also an active member of "Salon d'Automne", "Salon des Independents" and of the Tullerias.

 

He died of pneumonia on January 22nd, 2016, at the age of 96.

 

His Works are exhibited permanently at the New Vision Gallery (Jerusalem).

 

 

TIMELINE

 

1919              Born in Paris, France.

1936              Studies Ecole des Beaux-Arts.

1945              Becames a member of the Salon d'automne.

1946              Wins a prize at the Salon de la Jeune Peinture.

1948              Wins the Corsica award

1951              Receives the Prix National.

           Exhibited work in the Venice Biennale.

2016              Died of pneumonia on January 22nd, at the age of 96.

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

1943            Parvillee Gallery, Paris, France.

1945            Salon d'Automne, Paris, France.

1946            Salon de la Jeune Peinture, France.

1951            Venice Biennale,Venice, Italy. 

                    Petrides Gallery, Paris, France.

1954            Galerie Gilbert et Paul Petrides, Paris.

1956            Wildenstein Gallery, New York.

1959            Ohana gallery, London. 

         Acosta Gallery, Los Angeles.

1963             2nd International Figure Arts Exhibition, Tokyo and Osaka, Japan, (exhibits every year).

                    Galerie Romanee, Paris, France

1969          Galerie Tamenaga

1972             Galerie Bateau Ivre, Brussels.

1974             Galerie Ducastel, Avignon.

1984             Retrospective, Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris.

1985             Chateau Du Val, France.

1986             Jean Gallary, Seoul.

1990             Galerie Tamenaga.

1994             Guethary Museum, France.

1996             Sarlat city, France.

2004             Musée Aïzpiri, Hiroshima.

2008             Galerie Tamenaga

2009             Retrospective, Albi city, France.

2011             Galerie Tamenaga

2015             Galerie Tamenaga