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ANNE POURNY (b. in France) lives and works in France.

Painter with a fascination for History and Archeology, Anne Pourny is greatly inspired by nature and plays with her unique representation of the Five Elements in her own abstract way on large canvas where her brush strokes reinvent their forces.  

Pourny has exhibited worldwide including early on in China and Japan where her approach of the nature is widely acclaimed. She has won various awards and her paintings are present in many private and institutional collections in Brazil, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Japan, Luxembourg, Switzerland and in the USA.



1965-1968     Martenot School of Art, Paris.

1981-1983      Madhavi Studio at the American Center of Paris.

1983-1985      Master Degree in Art History and Archeology, Paris X University.



FRANCE: Paris, Angers, Avignon, Bordeaux, Brive, Carcès, Chalon-sur-Saône, Colomiers, Compiègne, La Baule, Le Touquet, Le Mans, Levallois-Perret, Lézat, Lyon, Marciac,  Metz,  Montauban, Nantes, Riscle, Rueil, Toulouse,  Tours, Valence.

BRAZIL: Sao Paolo CHINA: Shandong, Shanghai, He Fei. JAPAN: Tokyo, GERMANY: Berlin, LUXEMBOURG: Luxembourg, SWITZERLAND: Lausanne, USA: New York, Atlanta, Chapel Hill, Philadelphia, Sarasota, Colombus.



France: Paris, Toulouse, Viroflay, Le Chesnay, Sète, Troyes, Perpignan. Belgium: Herk-de-Stadt, China: Shanghaï, Czech Republic: Plzen, Germany: Francfort, Greece: Delphia, Italy: Agrigente, Milano, Japan: Tokyo,  Lebanon: Beyrouth, Mexico: Mexico,  Poland :Katowice and Cracow, Portugal: Lisbon, Sweden: Göteborg, South Africa: Pretoria, South Korea: Séoul, Syria: Damas, USA: New York, New Canaan, Norwalk. 


France : Saga Paris, Comparaisons Paris, Salon de Mai Paris, Salon Jeune Peinture Paris, Salon d’Automne Paris, Mac 2000 Paris, Biennale de Nevers, Artenîm Nîmes, Semaine d’Art Contemporain Saint Mandé, Siac Strasbourg, Bulgaria: Triennal Sofia International, China : International Biennale of Beijing, Japan : Tokyo Art Expo, USA : National Art Club New York ,  



Selected private and institutional acquisitions:

Bibliothèque Nationale of Paris, Paul Valéry Museum of Sète,  Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Air France, Museum of Heife, Museum of Jinan, China. City of Krakow, Poland. Alliance Française, Atlanta, Georgia, USA



1966-1996      Plastics Arts teacher at several arts schools and studios.

1993-1996      President of the Contemporary Art Salon "Itinéraires".

1997-2003      Director and executive committee member of the Salon d’Automne of Paris.

2003-2008      President of the “Abstract Painting” and “Artist’s Books-Bibliophile Books committees of the Salon d’Automne of Paris.

2001-today    Member of the executive committee and Treasurer of Signum, contemporary engravers association.

2002-today     Administrative Director of the French National Committee of Plastics Arts and Member of the executive committee of IAA (International Association of Art), UNESCO NGO partner.

2011-2015      Treasurer of IAA

2013-today     Co-founder of the Cercle du Mont Cenis, a thinking tank on visual arts‘s evolution, of which she was named president in 2014.

2015               Vice President of IAA

2016                Committee Member of the Taylor Fondation, Paris




Selected bibliographic references:

2011 – Annick Chantrel-Leluc,  Toute la beauté du monde

2011 – Brigitte Quilhot Gesseaume,  Un souffle venu d’Asie

2009 – Lydia Harambourg,  La nature fervente

2006 – Pierre Séjournant,  Anne Pourny, peintre et graveur de paysages inspirés, Arts et Métiers du Livre

2002 – Camille Damgan,  Anne Pourny, une fausse sérénité

2000 – Dominique Stal,  Quinze ans de peinture contemporaine, Editions Maisonneuve Larose Art

1997 – Gérard Xuriguera,  De la nature et de ses conséquences

1997 -  Œuvres choisies des peintres Contemporains Français, Fine Arts Press of Shanghaï,    China


Besides paintings, Anne Pourny is an engraver, she creates and publishes artist books with contributions from poets such as François Cheng of the French Academy, Salah Stétié, Emily Dickinson.