Pierre Gauthier-Dubédat exhibits his paintings in Saint Jean Pied de Port

June 03, 2020

Pierre Gauthier-Dubédat (Bordeaux, 1938) is an artist rooted in France's "lyrical abstraction" tradition.

After a childhood in Bayonne and a adolescence spent in Versailles, he entered the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, in Paris, in 1955, as a pupil of the painter Maurice Brianchon.

He served as a professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Damascus from 1968 to 1974 and subsequently as the director of a fine-art publishing house in Madrid from 1974 to 1981.

He returned to France in 1981, living first in Burgundy and then in the Basque Country, in Bidache. He and his wife Pilar moved recently to Saint Jean Pied de Port, where they live in an old house on the narrow winding street that leads up to the Citadel.

Leire Kareaga: “Zuena bai dela meritua” (2018) & “Amama in memoriam” (2022)

A painting in honour of one of Spain's first women-only clubs

May 22, 2022

When Leire Kareaga was invited to participate in a group exhibition celebrating the contribution of women to her home town, Eibar, in the Basque province of Gipuzkoa, she immediately thought of producing a large-scale painting in honour of one of Spain’s first women-only clubs.

An artwork in the classroom

January 09, 2021

Amid the Covid19 pandemic, school groups aren’t able to visit art galleries. But works of art can go to schools. This is the idea behind the project "An artwork in the classroom" launched by Itzal aktiboa.

The pyramid of chairs returns to Saint Jean Pied de Port

October 01, 2019

The pyramid made of recycled chairs painted by school children from the ikastolas of Baigorri, Donibane Garazi, Sohüta/Chéraute and Oztibarre has returned to Saint Jean Pied de Port after spending a month in Ordizia (Gipuzkoa) as part of an exhibition of paintings by Josette Dacosta.

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