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Hugues Pissarro dit Pomié (b. 1935 - )

Credit: Art Now and Then
Hugues Claude Pissarro, also known professionally as Isaac Pomié, is the grandson of the Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro and son of Paulemile Pissarro. Born in Neuilly-sur-Seine and enveloped in an artistic environment, he inevitably spent his childhood and youth with brushes in hand. Carrying on a family tradition established by Camille Pissarro, his father frequently took Hugues on painting excursions, accompanied by his numerous artist friends, and these proved formative for him.

Initially taught by his father, Hugues first exhibited his work at the age of fourteen. He subsequently studied art in Paris at prestigious establishments such as Ecole du Musée du Louvre and, in particular, at Ecole Normale Supérieur, a unique French institution dedicated to the pursuit of achievement and excellence to which only the academic elite have access. It was inevitable that this educational background would lead him to become a professor of art for much of his professional life and in 1965 he accepted an official invitation to teach art in Monaco.

Throughout his teaching career he was also a prolific artist exhibiting on several occasions in Paris and London, and like many of his family predecessors, the scope of his work and talent is wide-ranging; from engraver, lithographer, publisher and landscape painter to portraitist. He was even commissioned by the White House in 1959 to paint President Eisenhower.

Hugues’ work has evolved through a variety of different styles and techniques – including abstract, avant-garde, minimalist and conceptual art. However, he is now perhaps best known for his Post-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 work. These contemporary works are distinctive by the large canvasses, which have become his trademark, and the 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, the choice to stay within the confines of his own physical world has not precluded him from keeping abreast of events and developments in the world of art. Indeed, he is a valued and respected contributor to several art publications.
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  • Hugues Pissarro dit Pomié (b. 1935 - ) La Rade de Courtown, Le Soir Oil on canvas
    116 x 89 cm (45 ⁵/₈ x 35 inches)
    Signed lower left, Hugues Pissarro dit Pomié
    Executed August 2000
  • Hugues Pissarro dit Pomié (b. 1935 - ) La N.56 à Gortahork Oil on canvas
    65 x 54 cm (25 ⅝ x 21 ¼ inches)
    Signed lower left, Hugues Pissarro dit Pomié
    Dated on reverse, 2003, semaine du 9 au 15 Juin
  • Hugues Pissarro dit Pomié (b. 1935 - ) La Falaise Oil on canvas
    130 x 97cm (51 ¼ x 38 ¼ inches)
    Signed lower right, Hugues Pissarro dit Pomié
  • Hugues Pissarro dit Pomié (b. 1935 - ) Marée Basse - Arromanches Oil on canvas
    65 x 54 cm (2 5⅝ x 21 ¼ inches)
    Signed centre left, Hugues Pissarro dit Pomié
    Dated on reverse, 2001

    This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the artist.
     
  • Hugues Pissarro dit Pomié (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 in 2015

    This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the artist.
     
  • Hugues Pissarro dit Pomié (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 Pissarro dit Pomié (b. 1935 - ) Nue Debout Oil on canvas
    92 x 65 cm (36 ¹/₄ x 25 ⁵/₈ inches)
    Signed lower right, Hughes Pissarro
    Dated on the reverse, Monte-Carlo 1963 and inscribed, Hughes Pissarro - 6 Rue de l'Eglise - Principauté de Monaco
  • Hugues Pissarro dit Pomié (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 in 2015

    This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the artist.
     
  • Hugues Pissarro dit Pomié (b. 1935 - ) Deux Mouettes et les Nuages, Côte Normande Oil on canvas
    130 x 97 cm (51 ¼ x 38 ¼ inches)
    Signed lower left, Hugues Pissarro dit Pomié

    This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the artist.
     
  • Hugues Pissarro dit Pomié (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 Pissarro dit Pomié (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

    This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the artist.
     
  • Hugues Pissarro dit Pomié (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

    This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the artist.
  • Hugues Pissarro dit Pomié (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

    This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the artist.
     
  • Hugues Pissarro dit Pomié (b. 1935 - ) Route de Meenaclady, La Plage Oil on canvas
    92 x 73 cm (36¼ x 38¾ inches)
    Signed lower left, Hugues Pissarro dit Pomié
    Dated on reverse, 29 Sept au 5 Oct 2003
     
    This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the artist.
  • Hugues Pissarro dit Pomié (b. 1935 - ) Deux Arbres - Chatêau de St Georges Oil on canvas
    130 x162 cm (51 ¾ x 63 ¾ inches)
    Signed, titled and dated, July 1994 on reverse
  • Hugues Pissarro dit Pomié (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

    This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the artist.
     
  • Hugues Pissarro dit Pomié (b. 1935 - ) La Falaise de Sainte-Honorine Oil on canvas
    100 x 81 cm (39 ¼ x 31 inches)
    Signed lower left, Hugues Pissarro dit Pomié
    Dated on reverse, Janvier 2000

    This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the artist.
     

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