From the architect craft quite often
derives a true talent for watercolours. One only has to
see in the Normandy region the quality of the expressive
pieces of Jacques Le Chevallier or the brio of the regretted
François Herr and Georges Mirianon!
Indeed André Le Noir perfectly matches
this school and very few are the watercolour artists who
can bestow such maestria and such sensitivity in this art
full of fluidity and stunning perception of the theme.
Born in Paris, he studied architecture
at the Beaux Arts school of Rouen (fine arts school) from
1953 to 1959. In 1979 he joins the association of painters
of Houppeville before his first personal presentation in
1983 and the multiple shows which followed, all gratified
by numerous pieces and distinctions, supported by many travels
where André Le Noir finds the very source of his
In this artist, the underlying sketch is
of an exemplary mastery and, without appearing in a linear
way, structures the work of art with in as much accuracy
as finesse. The peculiar sense of colour allows to André
Le Noir to associate to it an impeccable technique to which
is added this plus captured by the sensitivity, the elegance
of the style and the serene way to recreate the impression.
As a matter of fact, from the tiniest and simplest painting
to the largest and most spectacular arrangement, André
Le Noir renders more noble the watercolour and through the
scaling down of his subjects unravels a fascinating, generous
and magical reality.