Yolande Ardissone was born in Normandy in 1927, of an Italian father and a Ukrainian mother. At the age of seventeen, she left for Paris to study at the “Ecole des Arts Appliques” and the “Academie de la Grande Chaumiere”. In 1944, she transferred to Ecole des Beaux-Arts and studied in the Atelier of Unterstellar.Soon after, she traveled to Italy, Spain, Algeria, Holland, Indonesia, Egypt, Haiti, China, Thailand, Russia etc. Although well traveled Yolande Ardissone is primarily a painter of Brittany. Her very vivid, impressionistic style was 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 a lot 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, l’Etat etc. The Ville de Paris has awarded her the Médaille d’Argent.
- Salon des Artistes Francais
- Salon d’Automne
- Salon de la Jeune Peinture
- Salon du Dessin et la Peinture a l’Eau
- Salon de la Societe Nationale des Beaux Arts
- Salon des Independants
- Salon de la Marine
- Salon Comparaisons
- Prix Greenshields, Paris
- Societe des Amateurs d’Art, Paris
- La Peinture Francais