“La decent a la mer”
Oil on canvas 21.7” x 18.1”
Jean-Pierre Dubord was born in Rouen in 1949, and after spending years in the French Countryside, he returned to his native city to portray the surroundings of his youth. While Rouen is a favorite subject for his paintings, he often depicts Paris, the Normandy countryside, the beaches of Deauville, the Cliffs of Caux and Etretat and scenes along the Seine. He is known for his ability to capture the subtleties of light and color unique to each season. n 1970, he had his first exhibition of approximately thirty paintings in Rouen, a show which was highly praised by art critics. In addition to an annual show in Rouen, he has also exhibited in Bourdeaux, Le Havre, La Rochelle, Osaka, Quebec and in the major, famous salons of Paris. He received the first of numerous awards in 1982, the First Prize of the City of Canteleu. He then went on to win First prize of Ville d’Yport, 1984; Gold Medal of Ville de Rueil Malmaison, 1985; Honorable Mention Salon des Artistes Francais, 1985; Landscape Prize Salon du Val d’Ork, 1985; Prize of Conseil General Salon de Pontoise, 1985; Premier Prix de Paysage, Salon de Bourges, 1985. He has exhibited widely in France and has become well known among collectors in both Europe and the United States. Dubord is listed in Benezet, Davenports, ASI, ArtPrice etc. and has gained a reputation as one of the great contemporary French School artists.