Pierre LaTour

C. Pierre Latour is the nom de plume of an artist who studied in France and now resides in the United States. The artist was born on May 16, 1935. His father, also an artist, taught him how to paint as a child. Latour’s father was a very traditional artist who painted in an academic style. Consequently, Latour’s training as a child was very fundamental to his development as an artist. As Latour grew and developed as an artist, he created his own unique paintings. He imagined places in his mind where he would like to be and painted this place with a flower market on canvas. This location became a hallmark of Latour’s paintings. His uniques subject matter has become easily recognizable to the art world. Latour has the ability to bring serenity to viewers by means of the color combinations used in his paintings. Paintings by Latour are best known for the beautiful colors in his palette. Whether a flower market, a city scene, or a barge on the river, all of his paintings are based on the same location from his imagination. People can look at his paintings and easily say, “this is a painting by C. Pierre Latour.”