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Born in 1957, François Cusson is from Les Sables-d’Olonne and has lived and worked in Paris since 1968. The Vendée countryside, its paths lined with trees and ditches full of flowers was his first master: portraits of trees, views of fields, haystacks... Then Paris and its wonders: its churches, the Seine: portraits of bridges, quays, coffee shops... The taste of rare days when pure light like crystal makes everything shine, where the contours are brighter, the colours more subtle... especially being outside on these days to spot and sketch the subjects. And then in the workshop, to make the colours that close everywhere but rarely reveal themselves burst, to seize them and to decline them in multiple series, by expressing them more vividly without distorting them.
Training in painting and architecture at the École des Beaux-arts de Paris from 1976 to 1982.
At the same time, training in art history at the École du Louvre and the Institut d’Art.
2007: Drawing exhibition (15 works) Tours, December
2000: Solo painting exhibition (19 works) Lille, Galerie Apart, October - November
1999: Solo drawing exhibition (25 works) Innsbruck, French Cultural Institute, September - October
1999: Painting exhibition (1 work) Paris, Chapelle de la Salpêtrière, May
Drawing book "Des châteaux en l’Île-de-France" Published by Hervas
1998: Solo drawing exhibition (15 works) Librairie de l’hôtel Sully, February