fyi: For his pastel works Pierre Boncompain works with Roché pastels. Originated in Versailles 1720, Henri Roché later took over and worked with artists as Degas and Whistler to develop the pastels to their preferences. La Maison du Pastel is now the oldest pastel manufacturer globally. Each individual pastel stick is completely made by hand, maximising the amount of pigment with a little amount of binder, to create pure colour. Roché pastels are difficult to work with. The resultant depth of tone created in the work of art is exquisite - of Versailles origin & now illuminating the contemporary.

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Born in Valence in 1938, Pierre Boncompain is of an educated family who encouraged his love of the arts. He graduated first in his class at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris receiving the General Council of Drôme Prize, and then 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 of the South of France. He portrays a wide combination of modern influences, with exquisite tone combinations in a radiant and joyful Mattisean clarity of light.

 
He creates most of his work in his Paris studio, with extended summers in Provence absorbing its beauty.
 
Pierre Boncompain includes Irving Blum and Al Gore amongst his collectors. Exhibitions of Pierre Boncompain's works of art have been held in museums throughout the world, including Musée de Lille; Kajikawa Foundation, Kyoto; Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris; Takashimaya Museum, Osaka; Singer Foundation, Holland; Navio Museum, Kyoto; Ambrosiano Library, Milan; and one-man retrospective exhibitions at the Shanghai Art Museum, China and the Musée de Valence, France. 
 
Boncompain's works can also be found in public and private collections globally including:
Centre Pompidou
Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
Mellon Collection
Navio Museum, Japan
Dumesnil Collection, Dallas
Museé d’Art Contemporain Saint Martin, Montélimar, France
Chateau de Vascoeuil, France
Chateau de Chenonceau, France 
Musée d’Angers, France 
Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, Japan
Museo de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
Johnson and Johnson Foundation, New Jersey, USA