Gaston Sebire was born in Rouen in 1920 and was self-taught. He entered an exhibition in 1952 in Rouen, and was so impressive he was guaranteed an annual stipend so that he could paint full-time.
In 1953 Sebire won two prestigious medals; the Prix de las Critique and the Prix Casa Velasquez. the latter gave him an opportunity to work in Spain for two years. He found great succcess in the Paris School and the Biennale de Jeunes at the Pavillion de Marsan. He won a number of awards including the Grand Prix of the Biennale of Trouville in 1966, the Gold Medal of the Salon des Artistes Francais and the Medal of Honor at the Salon de la Marine in 1968. In 1975 he became the official painter of the Marine National, or French Navy, as well as receiving the most coveted Chevalier dans l’Order National du Merite.
Gaston Sebire passed away in 2001 after a decades-long career of exceptional success.
19th, 20th & 21st Century European Paintings