Bernard SUDRE, Self-taught artist

Born in Albi in 1954

Honours accepted by the painter

1996 : medal of honour of the town of Castelginest (France)
1997 : joint academician of the Académie GRECI MARINO - department Art
1999 : Teacher Chevalier of the International Académie "GRECI MARINO" Italy

Honours refused by the painter

1999 : Grand Prize CONFLUENCES in the presence of mayors of Toulouse, Blagnac, many well-known politicians, artists, scientists, and actors with a guest appearance from Marthe Mercadier. The painter knows he will be given the Grand Prize before voting. Bernard SUDRE refuses it.

2003 : Grand Prize of Europe
2003 : Bernard SUDRE has been promoted to Commandeur de l'Etoile de L'Europe by his excellency ambassodor Pierre Pasleau de Charnay. That honoring his works.
Bernard SUDRE refuses to pay 300 euros for authenticating this official gratitude.


1964 - He discovered and reproduced the look of the impressionists.


1973 - He participed in group exhibitions : Alès - Gardanne.
1974 - He created the "Gallerie ART 7" in Albi. Gouache varnish, watercolour.
1976 - Salons : Pays de Loire and the Tarn. Exhibition of photography at Ferrières Castle ( Tarn ).
1977 - Display, slide-show : 6000 transparencies.
1979 - Diploma in photography. Decoration on pottery. Research in the field of sculpture : wood, stone, clay, resin.

During the next 10 years he devoted himself to gaining professional experience.

1988 - He devoted himself entirely to the profession of artist and re-discovered the techniques of gouache, pastel,
ink and watercolour ; manufactured coloured plastic substance. he become more and more interested in oil painting.

1989 - Numerous exhibitions, both solo and group ; Albi, Castres, Biarritz, Pau, Castelnaudary, Cuxac d'Aude, Béziers.
Salon of French Artists.

1990 - Gallery Victoria in Cannes ; Gallery Alpha in Nice. Others exhibitions including one in Albi.
Organised an important exhibition, to which ten painters were invited, in Cordes sur Ciel.
Patent with the I.N.P.I. for an invention of labelling for bottles.

1991 - Exibitions, including one at Graulhet. Candidate for the decoration of the Toulouse Subway.
Guest of honour at the " National Salon of Wine Labels ".

1992 - Important personal exhibition at Sédières Castle in the Corrèze region, by invitation of the General Council, and in
presence of M and Mme Chirac. Exhibition ........... ......... ......César, Toffoli, Brayer, Folon, Chagall.
A broker has sold his painting - 1991-1992

1993 - Worked with glass through " .....thermoformage... fusing... pâte de verre "
Opened his own gallery at Cordes sur Ciel.

1994 - Palais de la Berbie in Albi, Montpellier, toulouse ( Gallery Terre Noire, Gallery Daudet ).
1995 - Le Puy en Velay, Toulouse, Cordes sur Ciel.
1996 - Municipal gallery in Castelginest, Sofitel in Blagnac, Gallery Auriel in Toulouse.
1997 - Palais de la Berbie in Albi, Cordes sur Ciel, Espace Tarn in Paris. T.V. appearence : France 3 South.
1998 - Gallery Forum des Images in Albi. Exhibition ArTarn in Castres. Worked on the use of fake marble in interior decorating.
1999 - Workshop at Cordes sur ciel. T.V. appearence on France 3 South, in the program " Tranche de Vie "
2000 - He actualy works on news paper's painting. Their students appreciate his workshops.
2001 - His paintings are sold by auction. He ooooooooooooooo...... ...... ..../.......

Between 1991 and 1992 his canvases were diffused by an auctioneer. Bernard SUDRE initiates amateurs.


Bibliography

His painting appear in
- the art magazine : " Painters and Sculptors of the Great South-West "
- the International Directory of the Beaux-Arts.
-many..../...: " La Dépêche du Midi " - " Le Tarn Libre " - " Tarn Info " - " Revue du Tarn " -" La Côte des Arts " - " Vaucluse Matin " - " Le Provençal " - " Visages du XX ème siècle " - " Le populaire " - " La Montagne " - " La Gazette "
" l'Éveil de la Haute Loire " - " La Tribune ( Haute Loire ) " - " L'Opinion Indépendante " - " Midi Auto Moto " - " La Croix du Midi ".
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