Pierre Eugene Cambier, 1914 - 2001
Since 1947 Eugene Cambier has worked in the demanding technique of watercolor. He is one of the world’s finest realists and his works have been the subject of exhibitions throughout the world. Cambier began to exhibit his works in Paris in 1948, at Salon des Independents with other young artists who did not have gallery representation. Here much of the new art of the early part of the Twentieth Century was shown for the first time. Following his success there, he moved on to the Salon d’Automne, another annual in which the best of new art was shown. He participated in these annual shows from 1953 to 1960. Thereafter, his works were shown at the Galerie Urban, Paris, Galerie O’Hara, London, and Galerie Sothman, Amsterdam.
Cambier captures with watercolor the essence of Parisian light. The works seemingly reflect the exact colors and hues one experiences on a balmy midsummer day. He picks the best vantage point for each scene capturing the detail of the architecture and the animation of the area. He plays the colors against one another recreating the perfect reflected tone from medieval brickwork, the patchwork of a market scene, or the sheen of the river Seine. Cambier continues to work in Paris where he holds a teaching position as Professor of Drawing and Illustration. His works have been collected throughout the world.