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He became enchanted at an early age with many of the artists who
exhibited their work in his father's gallery. This group,
including Friez, Dufy, Lagar, and Leprin were frequent guests in the
family home. Bouyssou studied architecture at the Beaux Arts de
Troyes, and drawing with the sculptor Janin. When he moved to
Paris to study at the Academie de la Grand Chaumiere in the studio of
D'Othon Friez, he discovered his love for painting. Bouyssou was
tutored by Friez, and quickly became a master of the beach and port
scenes of Normandy. His paintings remind the viewer of Marquet
with their luminosity, and of Utrillo, particularly his street
In 1950 he married. Life was difficult for the young couple, but
his desire to succeed as an artist was not diminished. After
exhibiting a few paintings in many different galleries, he finally
arranged a one-man show in Paris. That successful show led to
one-man exhibitions in London and New York. In 1968, Bouyssou
began exhibiting frequently in Paris and New York. His
draftsmanship and composition is supported by clear, sensitive, and
harmonious nuances of color. The paintings of this noted
contemporary French artist have gained him international recognition as
the official marine artist of France. Bouyssou's well deserved
reputation has grown at a rapid pace, as his works portraying ports,
cities and beach scenes are appreciated by discerning collectors.
His paintings are found in notable galleries, private collections and
museums throughout Europe and the United States.
Bouyssou represents the purest tradition of French art. He paints
just like the great Impressionists, playing with his colors as a
musician does with his musical instruments, obtaining in each of his
works a harmony of color and light.
His paintings are in numerous museums in France; in the Petit Palais in
Pads, at Langres, and abroad, and at Casablanca.
Since his first exhibition at the Salon des Artistes Augerons in Paris,
he has exhibited in all the major French Salons, as well as in the
United States, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, England, Sweden,
Taiwan, Japan, Brazil, and Venezuela. Museums: Honfleur / Rouen /
Beyrouth / Montreal / Philadelphia / Art Moderne Paris / Menton / Musee
de la Marine Paris / New York Public Library / Bibliotheque National
Paris / National Maritime Museum Greenwich, G.B.
Awards : 1955 - 1er prix du Salon des Bas Normands
· 1965 - 1er prix de Deauville
· 1973 - Peintre Agree au Departement de la Marine
· 1978 - 1er prix de Maisons Laffitte
· Medaille d’Or Salon de la Frette.
· Medaille de la Ville de Paris
· 1979 – Medaille du Salon des Bas Normands
· 1987 – Nomme peintre titulaire de la Marine
· 1990 – Nomme Chevalier dans l’Order National de la Legion d’Honneur.
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