• Short Summary

    CONGOLESE PAINTERS PEIRRE-VICTOR MPOY RECENTLY OPENED A TWO-WEEK EXHIBITION OF HIS WORK IN ONE OF PARIS' MOST FAMOUS GALLERIES, THE GALERIE BERNHEIM JEUNE.

  • Description

    CONGOLESE PAINTERS PEIRRE-VICTOR MPOY RECENTLY OPENED A TWO-WEEK EXHIBITION OF HIS WORK IN ONE OF PARIS' MOST FAMOUS GALLERIES, THE GALERIE BERNHEIM JEUNE. THE SHOW RUNS FROM MAY 21 TO JUNE 4.

    ABOUT 50 OF HIS WORKS, INCLUDING LANDSCAPES AND SCENES FROM AFRICAN LIFE, ARE ON EXHIBITION. HE HAS BEEN ACCLAIMED AS A PAINTER OF EXTREME SENSITIVITY, HIS WORK SHOWING HARMONY OF COLOUR AND MOVEMENT. MANY CRITICS HAVE SAID THAT THE POETRY OF HIS WORK RANKS HIM AMONG THE BEST MODERN PAINTERS.

    MR MPOY, WHO WAS BORN IN LUBUMBASHI IN KATANGA 36 YEARS AGO, WAS EDUCATED IN LUBUMBASHI AND LATER STUDIED AT THE ACADEMY OF ART IN FLORENCE. AS A SUCCESSFUL ARTIST HE COMMUTES BETWEEN HIS HOMES IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE AND THE CONGO.

    HE WAS THE FIRST NEGRO PAINTER TO BE INVITED IN 1968 TO PREVIEW HIS WORK AT THE BIENNIAL EXHIBITION IN VENICE AND HAS ALSO EXHIBITED SEVERAL TIMES IN PARIS AND IN JAPAN.

    HIS WORK WILL BE SEEN IN NEW YORK IN SEPTEMBER, THEN AT THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART IN MEXICO AND LATER IN RIO DE JANEIRO.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4J2MX6VR737KB6JU3P59NOHPR
    Media URN:
    VLVA4J2MX6VR737KB6JU3P59NOHPR
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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