Yolande Ardissone (French born 1927)
Yolande ARDISSONE was born in the Normandy region of France, in 1927, of an Italian father and a Ukrainian mother. At the age of seventeen, she left for Paris to study at l'Ecole des Arts Appliqués, and at the "Academie de la Grande Chaumiere". She later transfered to the Paris' Beaux-Arts, and studied in the Atelier of Unterstellar.
She traveled to Italy, Spain, Algeria, Holland, Indonesia, Egypt, China, Thailand, Russia. 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, and by the French state. The Ville de Paris has awarded her the Médaille d'Argent.