(1928 - 2013)
Henry Villierme was active/lived in California / Tahiti. Henry Villierme is known for figurative and landscape painting.
Artist in his studio, 1996
Biography Henry Villierme
Described as a kind of Rip Van Winkle of the art world, Henry Villierme was an active part of the Bay Area Figurative Movement with Richard Diebenkorn and David Park in the 1960s and then disappeared from the art scene. In the late 1990s, he re-surfaced having been found by an art dealer living in Ojai, CA. He was on the verge of retiring from a non-art related job and was taking up painting again, referring to this period in his life as the "whipped cream on top."
Villierme was born in California but returned to his father's family in Tahiti when his mother died when he was age three. His father remarried when the young man was eleven, and the family reunited in California. His stepmother recognized his art talent and sent him to ar
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