|Biography from Axelle Fine Arts Boston:|
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Laurent Dauptain was born on March 25, 1961. A graduate of the
Paris School of Fine Arts (1981) and the School of Decorative Arts
(1983), he gained a master's degree in Aesthetics in 1984. After
years of painting self portraits from every perspective, he found his
niche painting large, abstract representations of his face alone.
Although he continually paints the same face, the outcome is always
He experiments with brush stroke, texture, palette and attention to
details. At times, his compositions appear to be completely
abstract, but upon close examination, a face always emerges.
Although known for his self portraits, Dauptain is very successful with
other genres. His landscapes and cityscapes are reminiscent of
Hopper's, yet Dauptain takes greater liberties with brush stroke to
infuse a sense of movement in the painting that can be linked to
Since 1981, Dauptain has exhibited constantly
and received numerous awards for his work, the most recent of which
include the Grand Prix of the Salon des Peintres de l'Armée (2003), the
Taylor prize (2001), and the gold medal of the Salon des Artistes
Dauptain has recently begun exhibiting in New York, Boston, New Orleans and San Francisco through Axelle Fine Arts.
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