Yolande ArdissoneFrench, b. 1927
Yolande Ardissone was born in Normandy in 1927, of an Italian father and a Ukrainian mother. At the age of seventeen, she left for Paris to study at the "Ecole des Arts Appliques" and the "Academie de la Grande Chaumiere". Two years later, she transfered to Ecole des Beaux-Arts and studied in the Atelier of Unterstellar. Soon after that, she traveled to Italy, Spain, Algeria, Holland, Indonesia, Egypt, Haiti, China, Thailand, Russia, etc.
Though she has traveled throughout the world, Ardissone is primarily a painter of Brittany. Her vivid, impressionistic style was strongly influenced by Gauguin, Renoir and Van Gogh. Her canvasses are painted with a mature technique, forcefully, with textured paint radiating a natural and joyful dynamism. Her painting has much in common with the Fauves.
This is understandable, when you see her strongly colored palette, and the spontaneous expression of what she feels with her brush she transmits forcefully. Her works have been acquired by the Ville de Paris, the Musée de l'Ile de France, the Musée de la Marine, l'Etat, etc. The Ville de Paris has awarded her the Médaille d'Argent.
Museums and Exhibitions:
Salons annuels de la Jeune Peinture; Salon des Independants; Salon de la Societe Nationale des Beaux-Arts; Salon de Artistes Francais; Salon d’ Automne; Salon des Peintres Temoins de leur Temps
E. Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Vol. 1 pg. 421