1949 Born in Nice,
France on December 17 to a family of artists of Italian/Breton origin.
1965 Abandons formal
schooling to pursue drawing and painting in the family atelier.
1967-68 Paul presents her
first work to Aimé Maeght at his foundation in St. Paul de Vence. Maeght, one of
the world's most influential art patrons, encourages Paul and through their
regular consultations, Paul decides to give volume to her drawings, to create
Paul also befriends Joan Miro at this time.
1969-73 Works in the studios of several respected artists, including
Louis Chavignier, and at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux
Arts with Etienne Martin and Cesar.
Alexander Calder, a relative by marriage, and she meets Georges Mathieu at this
the Salon des Indépendants, and the Salon de Mai at the Musée d'Art Modern where
her powerful bronze sculpture "L'Eternel Fiancé" will garner her the prestigious
Prix de Rome.
1974-76 Paul is invited to
reside for the recurring “scholarship" period of two years at the Villa Medicis
of the Academie Française in Rome. Created by Louis XIV, the Rome Prize has been
awarded to Debussy, Fragonard, Garnier and Degas in different art forms. The
artists have access to the finest materials and enjoy a lavish life style, with
private receptions for the great lights of contemporary Italian and French art:
Fellini, Sergio Leone, François Rouan, among others.
deeply privileged and honored to study directly under Balthus, whose personal
vision of art and life will be perhaps the greatest influence on her work. The
extreme refinement of the first bronze sculpture in an important series, "Woman With
Flowers" derives directly from her contact with him and his tenure as director of
Price in Bronze Sculpture by Rotary International
Prize in Bronze Sculpture at the Salon de Nice
Internationale d'Art de Menton
1977-83 Paul works in the
Calder family studio, moving off the "fast track" to devote her energy to
reconciling her innate primitive artistic forces with her classical studies in
Italy. A unique figurative style begins to emerge, and Paul defines her
first major series of bronze sculpture based on a specific distortion of perspective
called anamorphous (first seen in two dimensional art in 16th century Europe,
but recently revived by the French avant-garde: Cocteau, Barthes).1984
prominent American cardiologist sponsors Paul’s first visits to the United
States, where she perceives that the very fluid
style and beauty of her
figures differs from that of many of her contemporaries here. Paul also renews
her conviction that
her art must be understood to reflect her own intensely humanist, spiritual view
exhibits in New York
Prize in Sculpture, Lions Club of Paris
1986-2005 In October, 1988
Anne Marie was named "Sculptor in Residence" at the University of Paris V111. As
a visiting professor, Paul has a private atelier for instruction and private
work. Paul’s work is shown and collected internationally. Paul currently
shares a loft near Paris with her husband, the artist Jean Claude Bonillo, and
is hard at work on her new major bronze sculpture series entitled "Les Portes" (Passageways).
Died - Paris, France
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