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Pierre Garcia-Fons

Born in 1928

Fons was born in Badalona near Barcelona. In 1938 , arrived in France . In Spain, it is civil war. Lives in Perpignan where he attended evening classes at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. In the years after the war, he reigns a stimulating cultural effervescence.

In 1950 moved to Paris . He studied at the Academie de la Grande Chaumiere and frequent painters Cueco , Clave , Rebeyrolle , Buffet, Valls , Arroyo and many others ... His painting is marked by the influence of Cezanne and Bonnard .

In 1956 , received a Travel Award from the State and the Antral price . Began exhibiting at the Salon of " La Jeune Peinture " where he will be among the organizers , becoming board member and Vice -Chairman until 1967.

In 1958, gets Fénéon price . He participates annually in various rooms: Autumn, comparisons , Salon de Mai, Paris Biennale ... Nearly fifty special exhibitions it will be spent mainly in Paris, Perpignan, Chartres, New York, Nantes, Grenoble , Chicago, Tokyo Caracas, Lausanne, Ceret, Palm Springs , Fort de Bellegarde Le Perthus , Fort -de- France ... which show a gradual evolution , with no real break with a sensual and exhilarating approach to the visual design to a mental giving free rein to the imagination.

Important texts have been devoted by George Besson, Pierre Descargues Pierre Cabanne, Valaison Marie-Claude Georges -Henry Gourrier , Doris Jakubec - Santos Torroella, Jordi Father Cerda, Jean- Louis Ferrier, Alex Susanna, Lionel Richard, René de Obaldia of the French Academy, Georges Didi-Huberman...

In 2004 , he was appointed to the rank of Knight in the Order of Arts and Letters. The Government of the Generalitat of Catalonia invites him to exhibit at the Maison de Catalunya in Paris.

In 2006, won the Grand Prix LG Baudry Taylor Foundation in Paris. The city of Perpignan honors throughout his career with a major retrospective of 1946-2006 with 300 works on display throughout the summer at the Couvent des Minimes and a catalog of 200 pages with 100 reproductions of sculptures, oil paintings, and on paper, drawings, watercolors, book illustrations, fabrics glued on canvas, etc ... DVD for TV is in preparation from the Retrospective by Pole Production.

In 2008, exhibited at the Taylor Foundation in Paris.

His works have been acquired by a score of museums, including those of Modern Art in Paris , Barcelona , Besançon, Chartres , Jakarta, Perpignan, Bagnols -sur -Ceze, Yamagata , Osaka, Saint -Cyprien , Georges Pompidou , Sands ' Olonne, the Abbey of Saint -Claude ...

Lives and works alternately in Paris and Villeneuve de la Riviere in Roussillon