Denis Frémond

Denis Frémond is a French artist born in Le Havre into an upper bourgeois family. He received a Calvinist education and attended François-Ier high school in his hometown. He studied art at the École Boulle in Paris before turning to theater by taking drama courses. However, he eventually chose to return to painting in 1976 and began experimenting with a humorous style. In the 1980s, he also worked as a press cartoonist and comic book author for various publications. In 1991, he dedicated himself exclusively to painting, working first with watercolors and then with oil. His painting is influenced by Johannes Vermeer and the emotionally liberating source of light, and is therefore characterized by a certain form of dreaminess.. His works have been widely celebrated and he is considered one of the most important contemporary artists in France.