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Gilles Chalandon

Odette #1, 2022

Watercolor and Pen drawing, 9x 12 in


Gilles André Chalandon (b. 1956, Le Vigan, France) French- American outsider artist whose unique style and color palette drew inspiration from his homeland in southern France. 


Gilles is a painter and swimmer. At 11 years old his godmother gave him a choice between a camera or a radio for a gift; he chose the camera. Since then he has been interested in the realism and exactness that photographic technology offers. Gilles has always been pulled away from pursuing art, by swimming, work, and traveling, but in times of transition, like his move from his small town in the south of France to Paris, his later move to New York, the birth of his daughter, and January 2016, with the death of David Bowie, he would find himself diving back into illustrating and painting.

Odette #1