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Hugues dit Pomié Pissarro (b. 1935 - )

Hugues Claude Pissarro, also known as Isaac Pomié, is the grandson of Camille Pissarro and son of Paulémile Pissarro. Born in Neuilly-sur-Seine and immersed in an artistic environment, he spent his childhood with brushes in hand. Carrying on a family tradition established by Camille, Paulémile frequently took his son on painting excursions, accompanied by his numerous artist friends, and these proved formative to Hugues’s painterly development.

Initially taught by his father, Hugues first exhibited his work at the age of fourteen. He subsequently studied art in Paris at Ecole du Musée du Louvre and Ecole Normale Supérieur, an elite institution dedicated to the pursuit of academic achievement and excellence. This educational background led him to follow a long career as an art professor and, in 1965, accept an invitation to teach art in Monaco.

Throughout his teaching career, Hugues was also a prolific artist, exhibiting on several occasions in Paris and London. Like many of his family predecessors, the scope of his work and talent, as engraver, lithographer, author, landscape painter and portraitist, is wide ranging.

Hugues’s work has evolved through a variety of different styles and techniques, including abstract, avant-garde, minimalist and conceptual art. He is perhaps best known for his Impressionist-style works, known collectively as ‘Petit Claude’, which have been exhibited throughout the world since 1985.

At the end of 1989, Hugues began to develop a more contemporary style, known as ‘Grand Claude’, and he initially adopted the pseudonym Isaac Pomié to separate these works from his Impressionist ones. The contemporary works are distinguished by their large canvasses, which have become a trademark, and Hugues’s technique of applying colours with great speed, straight from the tube, to achieve a thick, robust texture. Further refinement is added by scraping away some of the paint once it dries, the end result having a remarkable effect. One of his artistic idiosyncrasies is to precede each painting by a small study, executed in oil or in mixed media.

Splitting his time between Ireland and Normandy, and working in self-imposed virtual solitude, Hugues still keeps abreast of events and developments in the art world. Indeed, he is a valued and respected contributor to several art publications.
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  • Hugues dit Pomié Pissarro (b. 1935 - ) Arrière-Saison Oil on canvas
    130 x 97 (51 ¹/₈ x 38 ¹/₄ inches)
    Signed lower right, Hugues Pissarro dit Pomié
  • Hugues dit Pomié Pissarro (b. 1935 - ) Arrière-Saison Oil on canvas
    130 x 97cm (51 ¼ x 38 ¼ inches)
    Signed lower right, Hugues Pissarro dit Pomié
  • Hugues dit Pomié Pissarro (b. 1935 - ) Marée Montante, Arromanches Oil on canvas
    130 x 97 cm (51 ¼ x 38 ¼ inches)
    Signed lower right, Hugues Pissarro dit Pomié
    Executed 2015
  • Hugues dit Pomié Pissarro (b. 1935 - ) Deux Mouettes et les Nuages Oil on canvas
    130 x 97cm (51 ¼ x 38 ¼ inches)
    Signed lower left, Hugues Pissarro dit Pomié
  • Hugues dit Pomié Pissarro (b. 1935 - ) Mer Bleue / Marée Montante Oil on canvas
    130 x 97 cm (51 ¼ x 38 ¼ inches)
    Signed lower right, Hugues Pissarro dit Pomié
    Executed 2015
  • Hugues dit Pomié Pissarro (b. 1935 - ) Marée Basse - Arromanches Oil on canvas
    65 x 54 cm (2 5⅝ x 21 ¼ inches)
    Signed left centre, Hugues Pissarro dit Pomié
    Dated on the reverse, 2001
  • Hugues dit Pomié Pissarro (b. 1935 - ) La Falaise Oil on canvas
    130 x 97cm (51 ¼ x 38 ¼ inches)
    Signed lower right, Hugues Pissarro dit Pomié
  • Hugues dit Pomié Pissarro (b. 1935 - ) Petite Marine Grise Oil on canvas
    92 x 73 cm (36 ¼ x 28 ¾ inches)
    Signed lower right, Hugues Pissarro dit Pomié
    Titled, signed and dated on reverse, Juin 1999
  • Hugues dit Pomié Pissarro (b. 1935 - ) Banc de Sable - Arromanches Oil on canvas
    130 x 97cm (51 ¼ x 38 ¼ inches)
    Signed lower left, Hugues Pissarro dit Pomié
  • Hugues dit Pomié Pissarro (b. 1935 - ) Le Vierge et Monument, Arromanches Oil on canvas
    130 x 97cm (51 ¼ x 38 ¼ inches)
    Signed lower left, Hugues Pissarro dit Pomié
  • Hugues dit Pomié Pissarro (b. 1935 - ) Les Hangers de Roshine-South Oil on canvas
    81 x 65 cm (31 ⅞ x 25 ⅝ inches)
    Signed lower right, Hugues Pissarro dit Pomié
    Dated on the reverse, Février 2008
  • Hugues dit Pomié Pissarro (b. 1935 - ) Arromanches - Neige Auto Bleu Oil on canvas
    92 x 73 cm (36 ¼ x 38 ¾ inches)
    Signed lower right, Hugues Pissarro dit Pomié
    Dated on the reverse, October 2001
  • Hugues dit Pomié Pissarro (b. 1935 - ) Le Cabanon de Colleville-sur-Mer Oil on canvas
    73 x 60 cm (28 ¾ x 23 ½ inches)
    Signed lower right, Hugues Pissarro dit Pomié
    Dated on the reverse, April 2000
  • Hugues dit Pomié Pissarro (b. 1935 - ) Route de Meenaclady, La Plage
    Oil on canvas
    92 x 73 cm (36 ¼ x 38 ¾ inches)
    Signed lower left, Hugues Pissarro dit Pomié
    Dated on the reverse, 29 Sept au 5 Oct 2003
  • Hugues dit Pomié Pissarro (b. 1935 - ) L'Auberge des Monts à Ryes
    (Village de Philippe Riembault, Médecin du Pays)
    Oil on canvas
    97 x 130 cm (38 ⅛ x 51 ¼ inches)
    Signed lower left, Hugues Pissarro dit Pomié
  • Hugues dit Pomié Pissarro (b. 1935 - ) Le Mur (Mur de l'Église de Ryes - Route d'Arromanches) Oil on canvas
    130 x 97 cm (51 ¼ x 38 ⅛ inches)
    Signed lower left, Hugues Pissarro dit Pomié
    Dated on Reverse, Février/Mars 2014
  • Hugues dit Pomié Pissarro (b. 1935 - ) Les Cerisiers de Mareil en Automne Oil on canvas
    130 x 97 cm (51 ¼ x 38 ¼ inches)
    Signed lower left, Hugues Pissarro dit Pomié
    Dated on the reverse, Nov 1992
  • Hugues dit Pomié Pissarro (b. 1935 - ) Deux Arbres - Château de St. Georges Oil on canvas
    130 x162 cm (51 ¾ x 63 ¾ inches)
    Signed, titled and dated July 1994 on reverse
  • Hugues dit Pomié Pissarro (b. 1935 - ) Les Tulipes de Jean Pierre Oil on canvas
    162 x 130 cm (63 ¾ x 51 ¼ inches)
    Signed lower right, Claude Pissarro
    Dated on the reverse, 1990

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