Oil on canvas
Bob Lescaux was born in Lille and began the
finalization of his classical studies in artist-engraver
Abel Renaud's studio, where he learned about copperplate
and acid engraving.
Following training in animated drawing techniques
at the Paris "Métiers d'Art" College, he
collaborated with Paul Grimault for several years on the
first French long-feature cartoon, "La Bergčre
et le Ramoneur" (The Shepherd girl and the sweep).
He was artistic director for the biggest international
advertising agencies like J. Walter Thomson, Lintas, FCB,
etc. for many years, finally turning to painting in 1976
with exhibitions in Aix, Lorient, Sao Paulo, New York, Denver
He is fascinated by Venice, where he stays
regularly, and lends its full majesty to the "Serenissma"
in depeicting its mythical sites. Combining mystery and
magic, carnival faces and canal scenes, Bob Lescaux is skilled
at taking us on a magical tour through the city which inspired
the greatest painters, including Canaletto and many others.