Born in Valence in 1938, Pierre Boncompain was encouraged in the love of the arts from an early age. He went on to graduate first in his class at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, receiving the General Council of Drôme Prize, and later studied in the studio of Raymond Legueult at the École Nationale des Beaux Arts.
Pierre Boncompain's work is evocative of the environment and lifestyle in the South of France. He portrays a wide combination of modern influences, with exquisite tone combinations in a radiant and joyful Matissean clarity of light. Each year Boncompain spends an extended summer in Provence, absorbing its beauty, and the remainder of the year working in his Paris studio.
Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris France
Château de Vascoeuil, France
Château de Chenonceau, France
Musée d’Angers, France
Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, Japan
Kajikawa Foundation, Kyoto Japan
Kwaï Collection, Hong Kong
Daulte, Lausanne Switzerland