Pierre Gartier – Still Life with Pear, Banana and Pipe
The French painter Pierre Gauthier, known as Pierre Gartier, was born June 26, 1930 in Valence
He studied at the Beaux Arts in Lyon where he was a student of Swoboda and of Bissières. He also studied at the École du Louvre.
He received the Prix Abd-El-TIF in 1960. This prize, formerly awarded by the Company of French Orientalist Painters and allowed artists to stay and work for a year or more in the Villa Abd -El-Tif in Algiers. Growing insecurity in Algeria at that time meant that Gartier was in fact the last painter to live and work at the Villa.