Alain Pontecorvo

Alain Pontecorvo

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Paris (75), France
24 works

A sharp eye and the desire to draw attention to subjects that at first glance may appear ordinary make Alain Pontecorvo an artist like no other. His still lifes, portraits, urban landscapes and interiors are recurring themes explored in a thousand different ways.

An artist in the making

From the age of three, Alain Pontecorvo’s mind was focused on only one thing – drawing everything he saw and, paradoxically, the things that no-one paid much attention to. After studying at the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, he took night classes at the Ecole Estienne for a year, perfecting his skills in typography, and advertising and graphic art, fields he was particularly fond of. He even created his own typographic character, the Pontecorvo!

Pontecorvo’s career began moving towards advertising. He started out working as a young artistic director for Havas, before going on to work with a number of other agencies. In 1971 he met Jacques Séguéla and the pair went on to work together for fourteen years. In 1976, he decided to begin painting again, having abandoned the practice at the start of his career.

The Pontecorvo style

Wherever he goes, Alain Pontecorvo takes a small camera and sketchbook so that he can immortalise any moment and satisfy his irrepressible desire to create.

A traditional painter, Pontecorvo is heir to both the Dutch School, with his unremitting work on light, and the Italian School, with his meticulous arrangement of compositions and use of pigment. Equally a contemporary painter, he wavers between romantic and modern realism.

Additionally, an underlying expressionism propels his art beyond simple figuration and places the painter in line with other visionaries. A seer and a voyeur, idealistic and pragmatic, Pontecorvo’s art is balanced, incredibly elegant and unquestionably rich.

- School of Decorative Arts of Paris

- Estienne School

Alain Pontecorvo is exhibited in France, Europe and the United States, certainly aware of his value and creativity, more than 2500 works to date, including nearly 1000 in public and private collections around the world.

Latest exhibitions to date:

2017: "Yèvre-Le-Châtel"

2016: "Hôtel de Maupassant" Paris

2015: "Galerie de l’Europe" Paris / "Galerie Tradition et Modernité, Marc Henry Tellier, Rouen / "30e biennale des peintres" Mairie du XVe Paris (guest of honour)

2014: "Gallery of Europe" Paris

2012: "Gallery of Europe" Paris

2011: "Bel’Ephémère" Paris

2010: "Artevie" Espace d’Art Contemporain International, Lorrez-le-Bocage.

Alain Pontecorvo's artwork

Lumière de septembre
Lumière de septembre
$10,103
Oil painting (35 x 39 in)
Solitude du retour
Solitude du retour
$13,471
Oil painting (57 x 38 in)
L'ombre de l'immeuble
L'ombre de l'immeuble
$13,471
Oil painting (57 x 45 in)
Petite vue plongeant du treizième étage
Petite vue plongeant du treizième étage
$4,490
Oil painting (22 x 18 in)
Vue sur l'express 27 - 2
Vue sur l'express 27 - 2
$6,736
Oil painting (24 x 29 in)
Soleil sur le boulevard
Soleil sur le boulevard
$10,103
Oil painting (35 x 35 in)
Les vaches
Les vaches
$6,736
Oil painting (32 x 21 in)
Campagne lecture et chaleur
Campagne lecture et chaleur
$8,981
Oil painting (35 x 39 in)
Le buddleia
Le buddleia
$16,839
Oil painting (64 x 51 in)
Voie 24
Voie 24
$10,103
Oil painting (46 x 29 in)
Quai bondé
Quai bondé
$7,858
Oil painting (47 x 19 in)
Partir revenir
Partir revenir
$7,297
Oil painting (47 x 18 in)
La tartine
La tartine
$7,297
Oil painting (25 x 36 in)
Semper virgo
Semper virgo
$4,266
Oil painting (24 x 24 in)
Madame boue
Madame boue
$1,123
Pencil drawing (14 x 13 in)
Les enfants au ballon
Les enfants au ballon
$13,471
Oil painting (57 x 38 in)
Lecture du quotidien
Lecture du quotidien
$7,858
Oil painting (20 x 35 in)
Le lecteur
Le lecteur
$1,684
Mixed media (16 x 20 in)
Alain
Alain
$3,368
Pencil drawing (43 x 28 in)
Vue sur l'express 27 - 1
Vue sur l'express 27 - 1
Sold
Oil painting (29 x 59 in)
St pardoux
St pardoux
Sold
Oil painting (43 x 39 in)
Va et vient sur le quai
Va et vient sur le quai
Sold
Oil painting (22 x 18 in)
Homme pensif 1
Homme pensif 1
Sold
Mixed media (16 x 20 in)
Nina
Nina
Sold
Oil painting (11 x 14 in)

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