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Jean-Louis BARTHELEMY was born in Paris, his
father, Louis Charles BARTHELEMY, was a picture framer and settled in
the Germain Pilon Street, very next to the Abesses Place and the 'Butte
Montmartre'. Encouraged by the artists he was used to see permanently
and with the emulation , he began a painter career and specialized
himself in urban landscape and marines. That what gives him the honor
to be present in the painter bible, the Bénézit. A whole artistic world
was living in this animated district : painters, sculptors, writers,
restorers, cabinetmakers and a lot of other trade associations.
Therefore JLB spent his childhood in this neighborhood, where he didn't
fail to take his first steps in drawing where he excelled, then in
painting later. However, his father left the 'Butte Monmartre' at the
end of the 60's. That made the artistics projects to which he could
have claimed, decreased by intensity and ever disappeared.
came back from the army in 1966, still worried by he need of
creativity, he started an informatic career(which was only at its
beginning in France). This career lasted for 32 years but he never gave
up his first passion. These 32 years will be studded with some
transitory works, composed by paintings with watercolour or oil, but
nothing very significant
.Since 2001, he decided to put an end to
his professional activities and to dedicate his entire person to his
art. His painting his fundamentally realistic and rich in color. His
painting does not belong to any artistic stream, his style is making
progress with a whole independancy. This independancy can be also found
in the treated subjects, where the artist play again on the plurality
and he doesn't let himself keep in confinement inside a single painting
This Website gives you the opportunity to discover some works of this painter.
© All of the images on this website are copyrighted original artworks by their author and are protected by international copyright law. No materials in this gallery may be reproduced, copied, downloaded, or used in any form without written permission of the contemporary artist Jean-Louis Barthelemy.