A French-based artist who has exhibited extensively in the United States as well as her native country, Yolande Ardissone paints marine scenes, landscapes and floral still life in style that combines Naiveté and Impressionism and with bright colors, is influenced by Fauvism.
She has traveled widely in addition to the United States, including to Spain, Algeria, China, Thailand, Russia, Egypt and Indonesia, but most of her paintings are of Brittany. She credits Gaughin, Van Gogh and Renoir as major influences.
Ardissone was born in Normandy in 1927 to a Ukrainian mother and Italian father. She began her art studies at age seventeen in Paris at the Ecole des Arts Appliqués and then enrollments followed at the Academie de la Grande Chaumiére, the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and the Atelier of Unterstellar.
For artistic excellence, she received the Médaille d'Argent from the city of Paris, which also has acquired her work for the city collection.
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