Pierre Boncompain

Summer light, Silence,
Conquering a motionless world


the paintings

I wish I were a messager of perfect moments.

Painting is building silence.

I’m not looking for the mystery of the shadow,
but the mystery of the full light.

Pierre Boncompain

Born in Valence, known as the gateway to Provence, Pierre Boncompain is recognized as a modern French master, and inheritor of the colorist tradition. Over the last five decades he has exhibited in Europe, Asia, United States and of course all over France, most recently in a momentous retrospective at the Musée d’Art Contemporain Saint Martin in Montélimar.



Galerie Mark Peet Visser, Oisterwijk, the Netherlands
Tapisseries de l’Atelier 3, musée Saint Martin, Montélimar
Exposition Espace Sisley, Paris


Franklin Bowles Gallery, New York and San Francisco, USA
Galerie Mark Peet Visser, the Netherlands
Église Sainte Foy de Mirmande, Drôme, France


Franklin Bowles Gallery, New York, USA


Mark Peet Visser Gallery, S’Hertogenbosch, Pays-Bas  


Galerie Emiliani, Dieulefit, Drôme, France
Galerie Franklin Bowles, New York, USA  


Exhibition “Cantique des cantiques” : Franklin Bowles Gallery, New York – January to March (read more)

Exhibition “De Renoir à Picasso – Regard sur la donation Pierre Boncompain” Musée d’Art Contemporain Saint Martin et Château des Adhémars – Montélimar – May to December (read more)

Pierre Boncompain - Exposition

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