ART GALLERY in Antibes (France) by Alexandre Simonin. Telephone · Text · E-mail · ·

Philippe Gavin

Born in Toulon to a grandfather and father in the French Navy, sea stories filled his childhood and have always been with him... From his first outings on the water at the age of 6, he never stopped sailing... Family cruises and regattas in the Mediterranean.

After obtaining a Ph.D. in signal processing in geophysics, he worked for over 15 years as a researcher in the oil industry for the French Institute of Petroleum and TotalEnergie (formerly Elf).

His transfer within Elf to Pau brought him face to face with the Pyrenees mountain range.
He began painting mountain landscapes.

The year 2000 marked not only a change of century but also a significant change in his professional life, marking the beginning of his career as an artist, passionate about mountains and the sea.

He has been a member of the Maison des Artistes since that year.

In 2003, Philippe definitively left the world of scientific research for his own artistic pursuits.
He moved to the French Riviera.

He regularly exhibits during classic yacht regattas in the Mediterranean.

...The Voiles d'Antibes, the Classic-Week of Monaco, the Voiles de Saint-Tropez, the Régates Royales de Cannes, etc...

He became a member of the Yacht Club de Monaco and crew member on "Tuiga," the flagship of the principality, for 20 years.
From his sailing experiences, he offers a contemporary perspective on marine painting. He reinterprets and refreshes the genre on large (rare) watercolor formats.

His dual expertise as a racing yachtsman and a painter of the sea allows him to transparently capture an atmosphere that connoisseurs appreciate in his work.

He has been selected several times for the "Salon de la Marine" at the Museum of the Navy at Trocadéro in Paris...

He is represented in the collections of French fine arts museums.

He has also been selected for the International Contemporary Marine Art Exhibition at Mystic Seaport on the East Coast of the United States.

His works have been represented for several years in a gallery in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, the birthplace of the America's Cup.

Today, he is present in galleries in France, England, the United States, and the Caribbean.

Philippe lives and works in the heart of the old town of Antibes in the Alpes-Maritimes.

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