Yolande Ardissone

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Yolande Ardissone (born June 6, 1927) is a French painter. Born in Bueil (Normandy),[1] she studied at the Beaux-Arts and at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris.[2][3][4]

She met Jaques Eitel - who was going to become her husband - during a trip in Italy in 1949. Yolande Ardissone and Jacques Eitel had a daughter, who also became a painter known under the name of Florence Arven. Yolande Ardissone exhibited her works in many salons, including the Salon des artistes français.[5]

She was discovered by the art merchant Wally Findlay in 1957 and started exhibiting her works in New York City, Beverly Hills, Palm Beach and other US-based galleries that same year. Yolande Ardissone has gained a considerable reputation. Yolande Ardissone loves to paint Provence, Paris and the French countryside. But her favorite topic is the region of Brittany in western France.[6]


  • Galerie Framond, Paris, 1957, 1959, 1961 and 1966
  • Galerie Moyon-Avenart, Nantes, 1970
  • Galerie Makovski, Frankfurt, 1955
  • Galerie Burrell, New York City, 1963
  • Wally Findlay Gallery, New York City, 1966, 1968, 1975 and 1977
  • Wally Findlay Gallery, Beverly Hills, 1976 and 1978
  • Wally Findlay Gallery, Palm Beach, 1962 and 1978
  • Wally Findlay Gallery, Chicago, 1962, 1971,1974, 1976, 1977 and 1978
  • Wally Findlay Gallery, Paris, 1973 and 1975
  • Galerie Artenoo, Paris, 2006 and 2007



  • Salon des Artistes Francais, honorary mention, 1949
  • Award of the City of Fontainebleau, 1967
  • The City of Paris has awarded Yolande Ardissone the Medaille d'Argent.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Akoun 2004, page 45.
  2. ^ Ardissone, Terre des peintres Collection, 1988
  3. ^ "This week at the galleries". Palm Beach Daily News. April 17, 1977. Retrieved 16 August 2011.
  4. ^ Benezit
  5. ^ Ardissone, Terre des peintres Collection, 1988
  6. ^ Ardissone, Terre des peintres Collection, 1988


  • Lydia Harambourg, Dictionnaire des peintres, Ides et Calendes, L'École de Paris (School of Paris) 1945-1965
  • Akoun, 2004
  • Ardissone, Terre des peintres Collection, 1988
  • Bénézit Dictionary of Painters, Gründ, 1999
  • Ardissone, Terre des Peintres Collection, 1988
  • Ardissone, Arts Graphiques d'Aquitaine publishing, 1979
  • L'Encyclopédie Poétique (the Poetry Encyclopedia), Jean Grassin Publishing
  • La Jeune Peinture (the Young Painting School), collection Terre des Peintres
  • Ardissone, Arts-Documents, Genève, 1969
  • La famille autour du monde (the family around the world): Yolande Ardissone, Florence Arven, Jacques Eitel, Ariane Trip, by Ellen D. Strady, 50 pages, Terre des peintres Collection, 2000
  • Collector's Guild (lithographies of the artist), New York

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