Jacques Gatti


Jacques Gatti was born in Alger in 1927, into a family of marble craftmen.

Keen on painting from an early age, he worked on nature with watercolours, guided by painters such as Renť Guivarch and Gilbert Galland. In 1952 he joined the Chales Ray studio in Alger.

Until the independence of Algeria, he regularly exhibited at the Romanet gallery in Alger and at Olga Monet's in Oran.

In 1958, the city of Paris purchased one of his works.

He came to the mainland in 1965, and worked in advertising in Paris, Toulon, Saint RaphaŽl and Montpellier, while continuing to paint.

He has received many awards and distinction.

Gold medal winner in Saint RaphaŽl and Six Fours in 1958, Sainte Maxime in 1982 and 1984 for watercolours...

He currently paints in Provence and Brittany.
He likes to paint picturesque views: a village steet, a small chapel, a twisting olive tree, but not fogetting the electric poles, road signs, old drums...
He ardently captires the light and heat both of the earth and the sky.

Jacques Gatti, landscape painter, watercolorist.