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French-born American artist Annette Poitau received her MFA with honors from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. She also studied at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City. After showing her work extensively in France, she moved to California, where she lived for 12 years before setting up her studio in Oberlin, Ohio.

Annette’s paintings are displayed in private and public collections in the United States, throughout Europe, and in Japan. You can see her artwork at Art 101 Gallery in Medina, Ohio ( and at Christine Frechard gallery.

Annette’s paintings are rich in color and texture. Even when abstract, they are grounded in dynamic natural forms. The artist states: “Every painting is a sort of intimate dance with matter and primordial gestures, a dialogue between my will and the chemical reaction of the colors, their disappearance and their reemergence in new incarnations. The painting reveals itself with time. It makes its own sense, discovers its soul.”

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