JACQUES BOUYSSOU (1926-1997)  



Jacques Bouyssou was born near Honfleur, France in 1926. Through his family, he became acquainted with a number of famous French artists in his childhood like Dufy, Friez and Leprin. Bouyssou's father owned a gallery, so he was exposed to the art world his entire life. Bouyssou was famous for painting landscapes and city scenes, especially those of beach scenes. He was eventually made the Minister of Marine for France in 1973 (the official painter for the French navy). He won a number of awards in his lifetime and his works are exhibited in galleries worldwide.