Biography --- French, born 1955
Annie Puybareau works in the tradition of “en plein air” (in open air), a way of painting outdoors started by the Barbizon Artists in
the 19th century and continued by the
Impressionists. Annie’s plein air paintings are in keeping with the tradition of artists such as Corot, Monet and Morisot. Yet, Annie
Puybareau’s style is also reminiscent of Edward Hopper’s hard- edged, yet fluid, American painting style- making her art very
popular with American collectors.
Born in Paris in 1955, Annie Puybareau showed a pronounced gift
for drawing. At the age of 20 she enrolled at Rouen's Fine Arts College in Robert Savory's (Grand Prix de Rome) classes. She
subsequently encountered Albert Malet with whom she developed her skills in capturing varying weather conditions, thus following
the footsteps of the Normandy Impressionist painters. Annie graduated in 1975 from the School of Fine Art (Beaux Arts) in
Rouen, France, and carries on the fine lineage of Ecole de Rouen painters.
Annie is one of the most sought-after contemporary realist painters in France today. Her keen sensitivity to magnificent
scenery, fluid color, light and shadow render her scenes of Normandy beaches, Moroccan villages, flowers and the French
countryside unique, original and joyous. Annie’s work is included in many international private collections and museums, and sells
at the auctioneers Doyle’s, Christie’s, Skinners, and Bonham/ Butterfield. She is one of the few contemporary French artists to
have her work sold in major auction galleries like these. Her resume is deserving entry into a group of carefully chosen artists
by prestigious galleries worldwide.
She is a member of the "Salon des Artists Francais" in Paris, and her career is punctuated by numerous prizes and exhibitions
throughout Europe. Her works have been acquired by city councils, banks, collectors, institutions and other important
groups. She has been awarded an Arts, Sciences and Letters silver medal. Annie has been teaching painting to pupils since 1989.
The recipient of several awards, Annie’s work has received prizes at the Salon d’Automne, the Salon des Artises Français, and most
recently at the pretigious 40th Salon de la Marine at the Musée de la Marine atPlace du Trocadero in Paris, the most important
marine art museum in France.
"Annie Puybareau seeks out those scenes of Normany's everyday life. With eagerness and force she adds brushstrokes and the
dynamic color which give her paintings their intensity of expression." Art-Actualite' magazine-1996
"Paintings in the life of the 'Ecole de Rouen' a suggestion of classicism topped with a fresh vision of nature and characters
grasped alive." M. C. Goinard
"Annie paints pictures of unutterable serenity; works of art
portraying happiness, sheer happiness. Nothing in the images betrays constraint; nothing evokes work, routine, or boredom.
Done with accurate drawing, Annie's, paintings withhold and give out a share of pure well-being that we can all experience in this
world, sometimes..." Jean-Francois Benoit.
Main Exhibitions
1986 Credit Agricole- Dieppe, France
1989 Galerie de la Cour d’Albane- Rouen, France 1990 Salle Pleyel- Paris, France
1991 Gallerie de la Cour d’Albane- Lyons la Foret, France 1992 Salle Pleyel- Paris, France
1992 Hambourg, Germany
1992/93 Holland Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherland
1993 Dieppe, France
1994 Offranville- Dieppe, France; Salle Pleyel- Paris, France;
Pont Audemer- France; Namurs, Belgium
1995 La Baule, France; Perros- Guirec, France; Galerie de
Normandie- St Vaast, France (until 2007)
1996 Dieppe, France; La Chapelle du Carmel- Rouen, France;
Galerie Goinard- Paris, France;
1996 Salon Assemblée National, Paris: Special Invitation
Galerie Mila- Porto Veccio Corse, France; Galerie Dupuis- Hardelot, France (until 1997)
1997 Sutton Galleries, New Orleans 1997 Galerie Art Service- Rouen, France
1998 Chambre de Commerce- Dieppe, France; Galerie Art Service- Rouen, France; Atelier Aljancic- Gif sur Yvette, France;
Sutton Galleries- New Orleans, USA ; Richards Galleries- Englewood, Greenwich, Charlotte- USA
1999 Galerie Art Service- Rouen, France; Galerie en Re- Bois Colombes, France; Sutton Galleries- New Orleans, USA
2000 Credit Agricole- Dieppe, France; Atelier Aljancic- Gif sur Yvette, France; Richards Galleries- Englewood, USA;
Richards Galleries- Charlotte, USA; Galerie du Pharos- Marseilles, France; Galerie Obeniche- Honfleur, France (until
2001 Galerie Art Service- Rouen, France; Galerie en Re- Bois
Colombes, France
2002 Dieppe, France; Atelier Aljancic- Gif sur Yvette, France; Galerie de la Place- Lyon, France
2003 Suiha Gallerie- Japan (until 2007); Galerie en Re- Bois Colombes, France; Office de tourisme- Rouen, France;
Galerie du Duc Guillanme- Bayeaux, France
2004 La Chapelle du Carmel- Rouen, France; Suiha Gallerie-
Hiroshima, Sendai, Tokyo- Japan; Galerie Rollin- Rouen, France 2005 Galerie en Re- Bois Colombes, France; Atelier Aljancic-
Gif sur Yvette, France
2005/06 Galerie de l’Estuaire- Honfleur, France
2006 Salon “Top Marques”- Shanghai, China; Galerie Rollin- Rouen, France
2007 Galerie en Re- Bois Colombes, France 2007 Christie’s, New York:
2007 40th Annual Exhibition, Musée de la Marine, Paris: Medalist
Main Events, Salons and Juried Prizes
Salon des Andelys, France: 1st Prize for Watercolor, 1981 Salon de Vascoeuil, France: Gold Medal, 1986
Salon d’Avignon, France: Prize of Excellence, 1986
Salon des Artistes Français, Paris: Bronze Medal, 1988 Salon des Artistes Independants Normands- Silver Medal for Maison du Dessin, 1988
Salon d’Automne, Paris: Special Invitation, 1990 Modern Art Gallery, Paris: 1990
St Romain Exhibition, Rouen: 1st prize, 1991 Holland Gallery, Amsterdam: 1993
Salon Lucie Faure- Palais Bourbon, Paris
Salon des Artistes Indépendents, Normandy: Silver Medal, 1994
Vermeil Medal from the Academie Francaise Art, Sciences et Lettres
Salon des Artistes Francais- Societaire, Honorable Mention, Prize “Guillemet-Delaistre”
Salon National du Lion’s Club- First Prize in Le Havre and Public Recognition Medal
Vermeil Medal from “Merite et Dénouement Francais” Salon de la Cote d’Albatre- First Prize
Salon of the Alabaster Coast, France: 1st Prize from Jury and Public, 1996
Salon Assemblée National, Paris: Special Invitation, 1996 40th Annual Exhibition, Musée de la Marine, Paris: Medalist,
Auction results for Annie Puybareau
Painting and Size Auction house /Date Price/Auction result
Giverny/ 23" x 28" Skinner Inc, Boston 5/15/2009
Plage Varaville / 35" x 45" Shannon's Fine Art Auctioneers 04/30/2009 $6,480
Marchand de Tournesols/ 21" x 29"
William Doyle Galleries/ 09/10/2008 $3,438
Tentes sur la Plage / 19" x 24"
William Doyle Galleries / 11/07/2007 $3,750
Puybareau Promenade/Tuileries/ 28" x 36"
Bonhams & Butterfields / 11/07/2007 $5,700
La plage de Cabourg / 35" x 45"
Doyle New York / 05/23/06 $7,200