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Pierre Bittar

by on February 22, 2013

Pierre Bittar was born on February 13, 1934 in France.


Pierre Bittar was born on February 13, 1934 in France.
Bittar’s father a musician, his mother a descendant of the House of Savoie. In 1939 his parents encouraged him to draw and color.  From 1940 – 1952 he visited museums and painted, studying techniques of the great masters. Among his favorite artists were Rembrandt, the Impressionists in general, and Monet in particular. In 1953 Bittar’s father passed. To support his mother he took employment with NCR, a multinational data processing company.  He continued his studies at night at the Academie Leonard de Vinci. In 1956 he completed his studies at the Academie LdV. He painted plein-air in the company of his professor and began to paint portraits using himself and his mother as subjects. In 1963 he has his first exhibition at the Potterat Gallery in Lausanne, Switzerland.
In 1973: Awarded Medal at the Salon du Chesany, France.
1974: Exhibition at the Cultural Center of Parly2, le Chesany, France
1975: Awarded 1st Prize & Medal of the City of Nice, France
1976: Awarded Gold Medal at the Salon due Chesany. Participated at the Salon de Artistes francais at the Grand Palais, Paris. Awarded Silver Medal & Paul Liot Prize.
1977: Awarded first Grand Prix of Visitors to the Salon du Chesnay.
1978: Exhibition at the Salon Leonard de Vinci, Paris.
1979: Awarded Gold Medal Salon des Artiste Francais, Grand Palais
1980: left NCR to become a full time artist
1981: Awarded International Albrecht Durer Prize. Exhibition at the Salon de la Marine, Paris
1982: In residence in Haute Savoie; Exhibition Salon des Artistes Francais; Exhibiton Notre Dame Gallery;
1984: Exhibition 2nd Biennale, Boulogne-sur-Mer.
1985: Honored Prize Salon de la Marine, Paris. Invited by Minister of Defense to spend two weeks paintin on board a vessel of the French Marines.
Represented by Arnot Gallery in New York in 1982.


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