Alain Pontecorvo


A fine eye and a desire to extend the look towards a priori ordinary subjects make Alain Pontecorvo an artist in its own right. Its still lifes, its portraits, its urban landscapes or its interiors are all recurring subjects but explored in a thousand and one ways.

Budding creator

Since the age of 3, Alain Pontecorvo has only one idea in mind: drawing everything he sees and paradoxically what no one really pays attention to.

After studying at the School of Decorative Arts in Paris, he attended the Estienne School's Eve evening for a year and perfected in fields that he particularly likes: typography and graphic and advertising art. It even creates a typographic character: Pontecorvo!

Alain Pontecorvo's career converges to advertise. He begins as a young artistic director at Havas before collaborating with other agencies. He then met Jacques Séguéla in 1971 with whom he worked 14 years. In 1976, he decided to get back to painting which he had obliterated at the start of his career.

The Pontecorvo style

Where he wanders, Alain Pontecorvo takes on a small camera and a sketchbook with him. A way to be able to immortalize any time and be able to satisfy this irrepressible need to create.

A traditional painter, Pontecorvo is the heir both of the Dutch, by his hard work on the light, and of the Italians, by the meticulous arrangement of its composition and the use of its pigments. Painter of today also, he oscillates between a romantic realism and modern realism.

In addition, an underlying expressionism propels his art beyond simple figuration and maintains the painter in line with visionaries. Thus, seeing and voyeur, idealistic and pragmatic, the art of Pontecorvo is a balanced art, of great outfit, of an undeniable wealth.

Selected Works

Garde Rapprochée by Alain Pontecorvo

Garde Rapprochée

Paintings - 130x80 cm
Coin de ciel dans un rétro by Alain Pontecorvo

Coin de ciel dans un rétro

Paintings - 100x65 cm
Les pigeons du 18 juin by Alain Pontecorvo

Les pigeons du 18 juin

Paintings - 60x73 cm
Esquisse de David by Alain Pontecorvo

Esquisse de David

Paintings - 33x30 cm
Autoportrait by Alain Pontecorvo


Paintings - 30x40 cm
Le selfie by Alain Pontecorvo

Le selfie

Paintings - 100x65 cm
Les quatre fruits by Alain Pontecorvo

Les quatre fruits

Paintings - 23x44 cm
Après la pluie by Alain Pontecorvo

Après la pluie

Paintings - 38x80 cm
Vue de l'express 27 by Alain Pontecorvo

Vue de l'express 27

Paintings - 73x60 cm
Attendre by Alain Pontecorvo


Paintings - 65x92 cm

Rue Balard en hiver

Paintings - 80x100 cm

La rue déserte

Paintings - 92x73 cm


Paintings - 48x55 cm

Vue de la passerelle Vaugirard

Paintings - 75x62 cm

variation sur une route 2

Paintings - 30x60 cm

variation sur une route 1

Paintings - 30x60 cm

Trafic fin de journée

Paintings - 75x62 cm
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