French Expressionist painter, print-maker and sculptor Pierre Ambrogiani was born on January 16, 1907 in Ajaccio located on the west coast of the island of Corsica, 210 nautical miles (390 km) southeast of Marseille, France.
Ambrogiani is known for his bright colors mainly in oranges and reds, used in portraits and landscapes, particularly in harbor scenes and still life paintings along the countryside and the Mediterranean Sea.
- Largely self-taught; by the age of 30 he had his first exhibition in Marseilles.
- In 1946, he held an exhibition in Paris, and in the following year in New York City.
- During the 1960s he began engraving and decorating frescoes and stained glass windows to which an example can be found at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Marseille.
- A retrospective of his work was held in Marseilles in 1973 and shortly after that he was disabled by ill health.
Ambrogiani died on September 23, 1985 and was buried in Saint -Pierre de Marseille. His body was transferred to the cemetery of Sault in Vaucluse.
- Above image is entitled ‘Le Port.’
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