Francois Fressinier - Exclusive Exhibition at Martin Lawrence Gallery Dallas

Francois Fressinier was born in Cognac, France in 1968 to scholarly portrait photographer parents with an affinity with aesthethetics, it was fitting that modern figurative artist, Francois Fressinier, would develop a bold, unique style.

His father's admiration for the works of the old masters and his exposure to some of the world's most historic places, along with France's Gallo-Roman ruins and gothic churches inclined Francois to explore and create figurative, symbolic artwork. In addition, his education at the E'cole Brassart in Tours afforded hime the opportunity to study the drawings and paintings of old and new masters.

He cites inspiration from artists like Rembrandt for showing us the soul of his sitters, Van Dyke for his elegance, Bonnard's palette, Fuchs for the fantastic world he invented; all of which influence his style today.

He has stated, "Art is something you cultivate; it is alive! My joy is to listen to the piece and to have a discussion with it. Each one has its own personality."

Fressinier's process is painting involves a bit of sketching, however; he takes greater pleasure in being alone in his studio, letting his paintings speak to him and watching them appear progressively and without force. He continues to be moved by the work of these artists, frequently visiting museums, galleries and art libraries to expand his imagination. Fressinier's paintings are exhibited and collected internationally.

Since 1975 Martin Lawrence Galleries Dallas and their 8 other locations in North America have assisted collectors in making their art acquisitions an exciting and rewarding experience. They specialize in original paintings, sculptures and limited editions by Warhol, Haring, Murakami, Chagall, Picasso and many others.

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