Laurent Dauptain

b. 1961 Paris, France

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Laurent Dauptain, a graduate of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris (1981) and the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs (1983), gained a master’s degree in Aesthetics in 1984. After years of painting self portraits from every perspective, he found his niche painting large representations of his face. Although he continually paints the same face, the outcome is always unique. He experiments with brush stroke, texture, palette and attention to details. At times, his compositions appear to be completely abstract, but upon further examination, a face always emerges. Although known for his self portraits, Dauptain is very successful with other genres. His landscapes and cityscapes are reminiscent of Hopper, yet Dauptain takes greater liberties with brush stroke to infuse a sense of movement in the painting that can be linked to impressionism.

Since 1981, Dauptain has exhibited constantly and received numerous awards for his work, the most recent of which include the Grand Prix of the Salon des Peintres de l’Armée (2003), the Taylor Prize (2001), and the gold medal of the Salon des Artistes Français (1997).


EDUCATION

1981 Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts
1983 Ecole Nationale Supérieur des Arts Décoratifs
1984 Maîtrise d’Esthétique


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014 Axelle Fine Arts Galerie, New York
2013 Galerie Pierrick Touchefeu, Sceaux
2012 Axelle Fine Arts Galerie, New York
2011 Galerie Claudine, Legrand
2011 Galerie Axelle Fine Arts, New York
2011 Galerie Art du Temps, Cléon d’Andran
2011 Galerie Patricia Oranin, Pont l’Abbé
2011 Galerie Pierrick Touchefeu, Sceaux
2010 Galerie Claudine Legrand, Paris
2010 Axelle Fine Arts Galerie, New York
2009 Galerie Pierrick Touchefeu, Sceaux
2009 Axelle Fine Arts Galerie, New Orleans
2009 Axelle Fine Arts Galerie, San Francisco
2009 Galerie Claudine Legrand, Paris
2008 Axelle Fine Arts Galerie, New York
2008 Axelle Fine Arts Galerie, Boston
2008 Galerie Pierrick Touchefeu, Sceaux
2007 Axelle Fine Arts Galerie, New York
2007 Galerie Patricia Oranin, Pont- l’Abbé
2007 Galerie Art du temps, Cléon d’Andran
2006 Galerie A propos d’Art, Montreuil
2000 Galerie des Saints-Pères, Paris
1997 Galerie 101, Antony
1996 Centre Culturel de Dourdan
1994 Galerie de la Fondation Taylor, Paris
1994 Chapelle Marquelet de la Noue, Meaux
1988 Galerie Jan de Maere, Bruxelles
1987 Galerie Jan de Maere et Ozenne, Paris
1986 Galerie La Litote, Toulouse
1986 Galerie Oberlin, Strasbourg
1984 Galerie Michel Ozenne, Paris
1983 Galerie Peinture Fraîche, Paris
1981 Galerie de la maison des Beaux-Arts, Paris


SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013 Summer Group Show, Axelle Fine Arts, Boston
2013 Winter Group Show, Axelle Fine Arts, New York
2012 Drawing now, Paris
2012 Lille art Fair, Lille
2012 Comparaisons, Paris
2011 Chic Dessin, Paris
2011 Galerie Claudine Legrand, Paris
2011 Comparaisons, Paris
2010 Chic Dessin, Paris
2010 Comparaisons, Paris
2009 Galerie Claudine Legrand, Paris
2009 Axelle Fine Arts Galerie, New York
2009 Axelle Fine Arts Galerie, Boston
2009 SLICK, Paris
2009 Comparaisons, Paris
2008 Galerie Claudine Legrand, Paris
2008 Axelle Fine Arts Galerie, New Orleans
2008 Galerie Bailly, Paris
2008 Contemporain, Paris
2008 Lille Art Fair, Lille
2008 Comparaisons, Paris
2007 Städtische Galerie, Rastatt
2007 Axelle Fine Arts Galerie, New York
2007 Comparaisons, Paris
2004 Salon de Mai, Paris
1982-1987 Musée d’Art Contemporain du Prince Murat, Nointel
1984 F.I.A.C Galerie Jan de Maere, Paris

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2011 Miroir de L’art (December)
2011 276 Recontres Insolites, AZART
2010 Daily News (May)
2010 Miroir de L’art (May)
2009 Pratiques des Arts (November)
2008 AZART (September/October)
2008 Vernissages (July)


AWARDS & HONORS

2006 Prix artistique de l’E.N.S. de Cachan
2001 Prix Taylor
1999 1er Prix de peinture de la Ville de Bayonne
1999 Prix Achille Fould-Stirbey
1993 Prix Karl Beule
1992 Prix Legay-Lebrun
1991 Prix Bastien Lepage
1989 Prix Clotilde Prégnard
1982 Médaille de Vermeil de la Ville de Paris