Pierre François

Born in 1935 - France

BIOGRAPHY

Pierre François is a French painter, born in 1935 in Sète, he died in 2007.

He settled in Paris to follow a training at the Beaux-Arts where he finally never went. The name of graphic designer wasn’t really known at that time, but it is what Pierre François did as his work for press and publicity.

Above all, Pierre François likes to diversify his supports as soon as he can, from the canvas to the costume, to shutters, postcards or plates...
As a result of many influences (Raoul Dufy, Pierre Soulage, Pablo Picasso, Jean Dubuffet), the work of Pierre François is most of all known for its great sense of figuration, and have marked the mind of many generations of artists, of which the free figuration.

Pierre François employs different techniques between an artistic and hand-made know how: raw material, jewellery, shoes, serigraphy, collages ...

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EXHIBITIONS

1980 Galerie d’Art Sant Jordi Gérone (Espagne)
1984 Théâtre des Carmes Avignon
1986 Galerie Art Vivant Nîmes
1985 Club de la Presse – Antigone Montpellier
1988 2 grandes sculptures peintes de 5 m de haut Ville d’Alès
1987 Galerie Peschot Sète
1987 Théâtre : « La Chute » de Camus Mise en scène Michel Touraille Montpellier
1987 Création de l’affiche Feria du Cheval Nîmes
1988 Théâtre Municipal avec Agnès Varda Montauban
1988 Galerie Mercure Béziers
1989 Fresque murale Ecole Maternelle Louise Michel Ile de Thau Sète
1989 Pierre François de A à Z - Hôtel du Département Béziers
1989 Musée Fleury « Bleu, Blanc, Rouge » Lodève
1990 Muséo Bus de l’Hérault Montpellier
1990 Musée Municipal Mèze
1991 EXPO Salle Gustave Fayet Serignian
1992 Hôtel des Barons Lacoste Pézenas
1994 Salle Victoire II Montpellier
1990 Chapelle des pénitents Mèze
1996 Bestiaire Occitans : MEDIAS FORUM Béziers
1996 Galerie Beau Lézard : Paris- New York Sète
1995 Château d’O Montpellier
1996 Espace Brassens Sète
1997 Affiche de la Saint Louis Sète
1997 Musée Paul Valéry Sète
1998 Galerie Elyette Peyre Paris
2000 Musée de Frontignan Frontignan
2000 Fresque à la faculté des sciences économiques Montpellier
2001 Galerie Le Comptoir Sète
2002 Galerie ARKOS Clermont Ferrand
2003 Galerie d’Art Le Biblion Toulouse
2001 Hôtel des Barons Lacoste Pézenas
2002 L’Art en Stalles Pouzac (Pyrénées)
2002 Galerie d’Art Contemporain Lannemezan
2003 Expo Château de Colombier Béziers
2004 Médiathèque de Gignac Gignac
2005 Fiesta Sète Sète
2006 Musée de Frontignan « Expo de Pavois » Frontignan
2007 Espace Félix - Exposition Hommage Sète
2008 Espace Brassens- Affiches Brassens Sète
2008 Château de Perdiguier - Grandes Toiles Manausan
2009 Rétrospective « Espace Riquet » Béziers
2012 [L’art d’être libre] – Galerie Plurielle Sète

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