Bruno Schmeltz was born in Toulouse in 1938.
He lives and works in the Pyrénées, which explains that besides painting he practices skiing and mountaineering and that, from time to time, he leaves his brushes to go to see his bees.
Training in decoration with « fresco » and monumental painting in trompe-l’œil.
He copies in the Museums of the Louvre, the Prado in Madrid.
He runs many wall decorations. Master glassmaker, he realizes in particular the windows of Capvern-les-Bains, of Lannemezan, of the cathedral of Dakar.
In 1972, he abandoned his decorative activities to devote himself to oil painting. He meets with Pierre Cardin who organizes in his Espace a big exhibition. Since 1974, he participates in the main contemporary art fairs in Paris, and in numerous collective exhibitions in France and abroad.
Bruno Schmeltz still paints in his hyper-realistic style, but with surrealist content. Its dream landscapes are obviously linked to the beauty of the Hautes-Pyrénées, land of the last shepherds and silence.
He paints in oil, usually on large canvases that remain his favorite ground.
Among the people who contributed to his popularity are Pierre Cardin, Jean Gismondi and Claude Nougaro.
1974 Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris.
1975 Galerie Lithos, Belgique. 1976 Galerie KDP, Bruxelles.
1977 Centre culturel du CROUS, Nantes.
1978 Centre culturel du Parvis, Tarbes.
1979 Galerie du Luxembourg, Paris.
1981 Galerie Alain Blondel, Paris.
1983 Galerie Alain Blondel, Paris. FIAC, Grand Palais, Paris.
1987 Galerie Michel BOULET rue de la Boetie, Paris.75008
1991 Galerie Alain Blondel Paris
1995 Galerie Alain Blondel Paris
1998 Rétrospective « 20 ans »Brives La Gaillarde
2001 Rétrospective « 20 ans » MELUN
2003 Espace CARDIN Paris
2005 Calerie Michèle BOULET Paris
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