Born in 1948 and a graduate of sculpture at the School of Fine Arts in Rouen in the studio of René LELEU, this «”young artist of 69 years” as he likes to define himself, has had exhibitions in all of the major Parisian salons and won prestigious national awards.
His bronzes and marble from Carrara are in demand by the big international collectors, major exhibitions and museums.
Michel BASSOMPIERRE excels in the study of drawing and shapes. His animals, bears, horses, elephants or gorillas, very softly, allow themselves to be caressed by light. The artist likes to play with shadows to give volume and definition to his work. For him, freedom is first mastering anatomical and technical constraints and, after fifty years of « work and study his work has matured. “I may have been born with a pencil in hand, I was not a musician, I was not an accountant, or anything, I was sculptor…” The sculpture is the materialization of a dream. The dream to give life to something that was in his head ».
Michel BASSOMPIERRE exhibits in galleries in Paris, Lyon, Dinard, Geneva, Brussels, Courchevel, La Baule, Arcachon, Megève and St Tropez..
Michel BASSOMPIERRE was the guest of the Museum François POMPON in Saulieu (France) in 2015 for his bears and in 2016 for his gorillas.
Art pieces available
ALAN CRAIG·ALLARD FRED·ANNALU·ARMAN·ATASH METIS·BACON FRANCIS·BASSOMPIERRE·BECKRICH PAUL·BOCEK ANNA·BOTERO FERNANDO·BOUDRO·BRITTO ROMERO·BRUET THIERRY·BUFFET BERNARD·CASCINI NADIA·CATALANO BRUNO·CESAR·CHAGALL MARC·CHONG IL WOO·CHÔVE PASCAL·CODERCH & MALAVIA·COMBAS ROBERT·CONI ROBERTA·D’IZARNY FRANCOIS·DALI SALVADOR·DE KEYZER DIRK·DE LEMPICKA TAMARA·DE SAINT-PHALLE NIKI·DEVILLE CHABROLLE MARIE-PAULE·DI FAZIO PASQUALE·DINE JIM·DUFY RAOUL·DURIX JULIEN·ESTHER·ETIENNE·FIN DAC·FRANCIS SAM·GERSTEIN DAVID·GIANNONI MASSIMO·GOLDBERGER SACHA·GRIS1·GUELFENBEIN EDUARDO·GULLY·HARING KEITH·HART BRADLEY·HIQUILY PHILIPPE·HIRST DAMIEN·INDIANA ROBERT·JM ROBERT·JONONE·JOSEPHA·KLEIN YVES·KURAR·L7MATRIX·LAGRANGE MARC·LICHTENSTEIN ROY·LIEVERSE CHRISTIAAN·LIOT ERIC·LOTHAR·LUO LI RONG·MACH DAVID·MADC·MARINETTI JULIEN·MASTERS ANNA·MATEO·MATHIEU GEORGES·MATISSE HENRI·MEGGIATO GIANFRANCO·MESSEG NIMROD·MIRO JOAN·MITRO·MOUGEY SAMUEL·MR BRAINWASH·MR CENZ·NIELLY FRANCOISE·NOART·NOE TWO·NOWART·OKUDA·PANTONE FELIPE·PASQUA PHILIPPE·PELTZER MARC·PICASSO PABLO·PICHI&AVO·PLAISANCE CECILE·PLANCHE REMI·PORZIONATO SILVIO·RABARAMA·ROTELLA MIMMO·RUSSO PIERRE-YVES·SANDROT·SCHELTJENS ISABELLE·SCHIELE EGON·SEATY·SEEN·SEGAL BARBARA·SOCO·SONNY·STEVENS ANTOINE·VALDES MANOLO·VASARELY VICTOR·WAGEMANS PIETER·WARHOL ANDY·WEISSBERG GAELLE·WESSELMANN TOM·WHATSON MARTIN·WILKINS SOPHIE·ZHE REN