Gaston Sebire was born in Rouen in 1920 and was self-taught as a young artist. In 1953, a year after his first exhibition in Paris, Sebire won two prestigious awards; the Prix de la Critique and the Prix Casa Velasquez. The latter of these gave him the opportunity to work in Spain.
Sabire participated in many exhibitions and found great success in the paris School; and in 1957 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. He became the official painter of the Marine National, or French Navy as well as receiving one of France’s most coveted awards when he was made Chevalier dans l’Order National du Merite.
Sabire’s work is in many international collections and Museums.
19th, 20th & 21st Century European Paintings