Pierre Boncompain

Pierre Boncompain was born in 1938 in Valence, Provence into an educated family where an interest in all of the arts was nurtured from a young age. In 1959 he entered the Ecole Nationale des Arts Décoratifs and in 1963 the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts where he won the Prix de Collioure. He was selected for the 1970 Prix Charles-Paquement des Amis du Musée d’Art Moderne, Grand Prix de la Critique.
A 1972 residence at the Fondation du Château de Lourmarin was followed in 1977 by a cultural mission to India with the writers Michel Tournier and Robert Sabatier. Over the years that followed he built an international reputation as one of the most promising post-School-of-Paris artists, with exhibitions and retropspectives in Paris, Lausanne, Milan, London, New York, San Francisco, Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Beijing, and Shanhai.

In addition to his permanent presence on the walls of Artfrance in Paris that has presented a major solo exhibition of his works every three years since 1976, Boncompain has exhibited frequently elsewhere in France and abroad. He is currently represented in New York, Tokyo, Vallauris, Dieulefit, Hong Kong, and Aspen.