A southerner, born in Toulouse in 1936
where he studied fine arts, Henri Sié discovered Saint Tropez 25 years
ago. He was seduced and enchanted by the light and the colours of
Provence , falling under the charm of the old village, he opened his
gallery next to the church. An enthusiast of painting and music he
showed his work at a salon in Paris and at 28 discovered he had a
lyrical baritone voice. He was trained by the well-known Wagnerian
singer Germaine Lubin and the melody writer Pierre Bernac, and won
several international contests. He sang major baritone operas : Les
Noces de Figaro, Don Juan, Carmen, Faust, La Boheme, Manon, ect.
Directed by the most prestigious conductors: R. Kubelik, Previtalli,
Plasson, in the major international theatres of Munich, Rome, Lisbonne,
The Hague, Amsterdam, Le Vatican (with the Saint Cecilia), Royal Theatre
of Versailles. He also sings in cathedrals and churches on the occasion
of numerous concerts and carries on for his pleasure recitals with his
friend the great pianist Yury Boukoff. In painting, his preference is
for Cézanne, Van Gogh, Carlo Carra and above all the great painter
Marko who lived in Saint Tropez and who he became very friendly with
towards the end of his life. It is him who encouraged Henri Sié to
paint without the constraints of "fashions". Fellow of the
association of the Saint Tropez painters, Henri Sié exhibits in many
countries, Japan, U.S.A., Germany where there are many collectors.
"Music and painting are for me a shelter and also a challenge which
nothing can replace" says he. His punchy works join strength,
colour, contrasts and light his painting delivers more than a feeling,
it is the expression of sceneries through the strength and power of its
architecture where reds, ochre, yellows and violets explode like strong
Henri Sié’s painting talks to us of
his music and reflects all its intensity, lightness and poetry.
Henri Sié by Joachim Ferrer
work of Henri Sié has always been warms, full of colors and light,
which strike the viewer, sometimes at limits of abstract, based on a
intense vision of reality. Color plans follow, sprinkle, like prisoners
of the brush. On these painting strongly built there are reds, deep reds,
yellows, blues and purples, a mystic reality.
Henri Sié, crazy about color,
crazy about light but at the some time sensitive and feel of poetic
An exceptional 14th July in Saint Tropez, 1789 - 1989.
great day for a great celebration: the bicentenary of the French
Revolution. A moving moment with “La Marseillaise” sung by Henri Sié,
from the balcony of the Saint-Tropez town hall, before over one thousand