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Since 2000, Galerie d’Orsay has served as Boston’s première resource for the finest of masterworks. Located in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay, the gallery and its qualified staff, provide acquisition and collection expertise to a wide-ranging global base of discerning art collectors. Galerie d’Orsay’s collection spans six centuries of art, featuring works by preeminent old masters, impressionists, and modern artists. The gallery maintains an internationally renowned stable of living artists.
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Born in Slovenia in 1939, Bruno Zupan has spent his life in the pursuit of light. Upon completing his studies in Zagreb, Croatia, he immigrated to Paris in 1962 where he enjoyed la vie boheme whilst finding his artistic voice. In 1964, he traveled to the United States and became an American citizen in 1969.
Preferring to paint en plein air, rather than in his studio, he has frequented locations such as Mallorca, Venice, and Paris, when choosing places that sustain his love and quest for beautiful light. Whether capturing the glint of sunlight on the Mediterranean, the verdant gardens of Mallorca, or the golden hues of a Venetian sunset, Bruno’s observation of light reveals his deep emotional relationship with such a fleeting subject.
His freedom of expression is perhaps best described by art critic Ed McCormack, who states”The real magic is in the paint surface itself, with its energetic bravura strokes, splashes, splatters, and drips forming a unified statement, as active, alive, and visually autonomous as an Abstract Expressionist work by de Kooning or Diebenkorn – yet simultaneously evoking the world outside the canvas. Among contemporary painters, Bruno Zupan alone possesses the singular sensibility to strike such a perfect balance between surface and subject, between a convincing pictorial lyricism and the matter-of-fact materiality that is the even larger truth and triumph of the most advanced modern art”.
Zupan has been honored with over one hundred and fifty one-man shows in museums and galleries in the United States, Europe and Japan, and has published fifty limited edition graphic works in Paris and Mallorca. In 1976, he was awarded life membership in the Society of French Artists, and in 1981 and 1991, received special commissions to create First Day Covers for the World Federation of United Nations Associations Philatelic Program. The Columbus Museum of Art
curated his first retrospective exhibition to coincide with his sixtieth birthday and the new millennium in February 2000. To accompany this event, two books were published. Bruno Zupan, One Artist, presents a large selection of his contemporary work in oil and watercolor.