Nadine LE PRINCE
Born in Paris, she is the descendant of a long line of artists dating back to the sixteenth century. Her most renowed ancestor, Jean-Baptiste Le Prince, lived in the eighteenth century; he was a friend of Diderot’s and painter for the Russian Court.
As a child she showed an outstanding gift for drawing and practised it passionately. At a very early age, she turned to painting still lifes and portraits of relatives and friends in oils. She was only seventeen when she first took part in an exhibition and was still a teenager when she joined the "Painters of Reality".
The way she scrutinizes nature and translates light reveals how truly she admires the seventeenth century painting, wich she updates with subjects chosen and composed in a new spirit.
Nadine share her time between France and India, since several years. She has restaured an old residence in Rajasthan, and since November 2002, she organizes Indian and French contemporary artists shows.
That’s where she has a studio and she paints about India, therefore she goes back to Paris to her French roots. This two civilizations contrast is for her a wonder source, and favorable to creation, questions, joy, and quest. Her apparent reality is a questioning and it needs reconsidering. Its suggests emotions and reflexions to the spectator.Its conveys the contents of her imagination as it is reconstructed by my artistic process. Behind the forms, one should realize what they imply in the mind of who created them as well as the mind of the spectator. The artistic work should reflect something more essential than its mere appearance: spiritual life, that is.
Figurative painting is not meant to show an anecdotic representation: it is a style. A painting may both reflect the inner self and open on the outer world.
Since her childhood, she was sure to become a painter, she had no doubt. For the first time she exhibits her works when she was 17 years old, in Paris at " Le Grand Palais" in a famous " Salon".Then, she joins the "Trompe l’oeil group"directed by CADIOU. Many group shows in France and abroad.
2016 : Gold medal f, Town of Sainte-Maure- de -Touraine
2015 : Taylor Foundation Award ( Madeleine Couderc ), Paris France
2008 : Quincy sous Senart Award, & medal, France
2006 : « Connaissances Actuelles » medal, France
2005 : Town of Chantilly medal, France
2004 : « Nationale des beaux Arts « Award, Puvis de Chavannes, Paris, France
2003 : Taylor Foundation Award , Paris, France
2002: Taylor Foudation Award for the Salon d’Automne, Paris, France
2001 : « Greci-Marino » International Academy Knight, Italy
2000 : • Town of Raincy Award, France
• Gold medal « Art, Sciences, Letters «France
1999 : • Member of International »Greci Marino » Italy
1998 : • Gold medal of Raincy Town, France
• Town of Aubigny/Nère Award, & medal
• Star of Europe Commander
• European Pestige Award,
1997 : • Great Award of the Town of Marly-Le –Roi, France
• Town Hall of Paris Xe, Great Award, France
• Degree of Honor , Town of Millau, France
• Taylor Foundation Award , Maxime Juan prize, Paris, France
1995 : • S.N.H.F. Gold medal, France
1994 : • Town of Clamart Award & medal, France
• Vermeil medal « Art, Science, Letters »
• Silver medal « French merit and devotion»
1993 : • Town of Quincy sous Senart Award & medal, France
• Gold medal of Taverny Town, France
• Versailles Council of State Award & medal, France
• Yvelines Council of Stae Award, France
1991 : • Great Award of the Town of Pontoise, France
1990 : • Town of Taverny Award, medal of Honor, France
• Eure et Loir Award, & medal, France
• Medal of the Town Chateauneuf en Thymerais, France
1989 : • Salon Les Lilas Award, France
1988 : • Town of Beauvais Award, & Beauvais medal
• Master of Honor, Realistic Art, Italy
1984 : • Town of Taverny Award
1983 : • International Contemporary Art Prize of Monte-Carlo, Monaco
1975 : • Public prize, Salon of Bois-le-Roi, France
1970 : • Great award of Rhodos Town, Greece