Rene Despres is active/lives in Canada. Rene Despres is known for figurative abstraction.
Biography Rene Despres
The following is written and submitted by Jean Renoir, Jr. Montreal, Canada, January 2004.
Born in Montreal (Quebec), into a deeply religious French-Canadian family of very limited means, Rene Despres was fascinated very early on by the paintings of the Old Masters, but resisted any form of structured artistic education and is basically self taught.
Attracted by the art of the Renaissance as well as the audacious approach of a Picasso or a Dali, he tried his hand at chiaroscuro, surrealism and abstraction as well as several new approaches to figurative art, until, in 1981, he came up with his own signature style, Extrarealism, which combines shape and colour with strong gestures and technique which melds oils an
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