Jacques J. Valin is active/lives in California / France, Canada. Jacques Valin is known for plein air landscape painting.
Biography Jacques Valin
Jacques J. Valin
was born and educated in France. His basic training was in architecture. After WWII, Jacques came to
Toronto, Canada, where he worked as a draftsman. In 1955 he moved to California and, upon being
hired by Walt Disney Productions on the Disney Project then under construction, he settled down in
Burbank. Later, as a Licensed Architect, Jacques worked for the Disney Company and freelanced in
the major Hollywood studios as a set designer.
Since his retirement from the Industry he devotes
most of his time to plein-air oil painting: harbor scenes are among his
His mentors were Herb Ryman and Sergei Bongart. He considers himself lucky to
have met these two Maste
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