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Jean-Claude Duteil

Jean-Claude Duteil was born on 1 January 1950 on the banks of the Seine, in Bougival, home of the Impressionists. This son of one of the "restorers" of the Louvre Museum, chooses his subjects (like his illustrious predecessors) from modern life and pushes, to delight us, the study of the changing aspects of nature and movement and makes light the essential object of his painting, no dark colours, his pure tones are most attractive, a joy of living emerges from his work and makes its interest and success.

Duteil was attracted to painting at a very young age and took part in his first Salon in Courbevoie at the age of thirteen. Through his mother, a native of Normandy, born in Le Havre, he knew from childhood the Normandy coast: Deauville, Trouville, Honfleur, etc... From Bougival to Honfleur, Duteil followed in the footsteps of his illustrious elders: Monet, Sisley, Renoir, etc... and like them, he painted as often as possible from life.

After numerous exhibitions throughout France: Avignon, St Brieuc, Dinard, St Malo, Paris, Honfleur etc... Duteil entrusts his works to the Galerie JP Villain, near the Avenue Matignon in Paris, which will open the doors of many large collections around the world.

For many years, Duteil has been travelling several times a year to Japan for numerous solo exhibitions: Tokyo, Osaka, Sapporo, Sendaï, Ichinoseku, Chiba... His works are very successful there. Duteil is the heir of the great impressionist tradition and his work carries eminently French qualities: charm, measure, balance.

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