About Jean Luc Messin
Jean-Luc Messin is a master of the classical impressionistic style and his oil paintings reflect the places he's traveled to and absorbed. His work, he says, depicts the soul of his life as seen in the earth, sky, mountains, sea and landscapes.
His paintings come to life spectacularly. The three-dimensional style he uses to texturize each of his works makes the viewer feel as if he is there, immersed in the beauty of the scene.
Messin's use of color dispenses a dramatic reality, creating an experience of breaching time and spending a day on the French Countryside.
Messin's works help to seize the peace and serenity that is so often lacking in our digital world. We are brought back to the beauty of creation, the beauty of life, and the beauty of nature.
The celebrated artist Jean-Luc Messin was born September 24, 1938 in Versailles, France. The naturalist painter began his career drawing and working in the theatre. At the same time he completed his studies at the Lycee.
In1984 Messin had his first one-man exhibition in the United States at the Hahn Gallery in Philadelphia, Pa. Since then his paintings have been exhibited in Galleries both here and abroad.
Messin recently took a year to travel and paint throughout the U.S. and Mexico; reminiscent of his early years spent traveling through France and Europe.
Now a resident of Arizona, Jean-Luc summers in Burgundy, France, where he paints the vibrant landscapes and still life’s his clients continue to collect. Bridgette Bardot, David Niven and Orson Wells are but a few names of his past collectors. His work is in many prestigious collections here in the US and is included in such notable French collections as The Museum of Chambery, The Museum Villeneuve-les-Avignon, The French Government-City Hall in Annecy-le-Vieux as well as le Bec Fin in Philadelphia.
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