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Original Oil Painting By Alain Thomas
Originally purchased from Zantman Art Galleries, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California
Measures 25.75" x 22.15" Framed
Signed Alain Thomas lower right corner
Frame shows some signs of wear
Born on February 14, 1942 in Nantes (Loire-Atlantique, France).A self-taught man. Started painting in 1962.
1963 : Alain Thomas exposed his paintings for the first time in Nantes. In 2003, in the environment of contemporary French art, he is considered the leader of “naive-primitive” painting. A richness of 40 years of artistic practice, with the illustration of 18 works and a strong presence in private and public collections, Alain Thomas remains an atypical painter. In examining his work, you can imagine all at the same time the elegance of the glosses of Palesh, the delicacies of Oriental miniatures, the abundance of the Flemish school, the richness of Medieval illumination, the precision of the colour plates of the Naturalists and the exuberance of the Douanier Rousseau.
Successfully exhibited in Pont-Aven, La Baule, Paris, New-York, Chicago, Palm-Beach, Tokyo, etc. Alain Thomas is considered to be the leader of so-called "primitive naive" painting. His very personal art has enabled him, in a forty-year career, to illustrate eighteen books, including several tales for children, bibliophile books, and bestiaries.
PAINTINGS IN VARIOUS COLLECTIONS
Alaska, Germany, England, Saudi Arabia, Belgium, Brazil, Korea, Côte d'Ivoire, Denmark, Egypt, Spain, France, the Netherlands, Haiti, Israel, Italy, Japan, Martinique, Mexico, Norway,
Sweden, Turkey, USA.
PAINTINGS IN VARIOUS MUSEUMS
Musée d'Art Naïf de l'Ile-de-France.
Musée d'Art Naïf de Paris.
Musée d'Art et d'Histoire de Cholet.
Embassy of Côte d'Ivoire, London
Cities of Cholet, Donges, Versailles, Vertou.
GUEST OF HONOR
"Salon de Printemps, Donges, 1996.
"Festival de l'Oiseau", Abbeville, 1998.
"Salon d'art animalier", Ménigoute, 1998.
"Salon d'art du Félin", Villeneuve St Georges, 1999.
"Carte Blanche à Alain Thomas", Vertou, 1999.
"Salon d'Automne", Carquefou, 2001.
Artistes Français, Automne, Comparaisons,
Indépendants, Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Artistes Naturalistes du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle.