French (b. 1939)
Christine Oberthür was the granddaughter of an illustrious XIXth century wildlife artist. She studied in various art schools such as the Atelier Nicolas Poussin and under distinguished professors such as Jean Maxence.
Oberthür has had numerous one-person shows throughout France and Europe, in the Grand Palais of Paris, the Orangerie in the Palace of Versailles, the prestigious Salon d’Automne, earning numerous distinctions including the Gold Medal of the city of Paris in 1996. Her works hang in private collection throughout Europe, but also in New York, Washington, San Francisco, Egypt, Canada, and Japan.
The artist draws her inspiration from the landscapes of Brittany, making numerous sketches and watercolors of a subject before completing it in oil in her workshop. She excels at capturing motion and light through her seascapes and landscapes, floral compositions and nudes. Her paintings are harmonious and serene, reflecting a world often bathed in the subdued light of Brittany.