There is no need to ask Bayol what time it is, for this artist born under the Provencal sun, it's always time to paint!

His head is continually lost in clouds of natural pigments, chalk dust, inks, he is forever bringing to life on canvas images of his inspiration.

it is no wonder Seyssaud, Gleizes and Chabaud no less, recognised him as one of their own, when he was no older than fifteen.

Such high praise would most certainly have brought out vanity in most, but Joseph Bayol, of a rare humility, was not swayed by such appraisal and has no other vocation than that of creating a new adventure out of every canvas he brings to life using both body and soul.

Joseph Bayol is forever in search of landscapes, silhouettes and faces to carry him away to far off places; and for all the gold in the world, he would not give up a rendez vous with his pastels in the Petite Crau of his childhood, where he can lose himself in the incredible beauty of the Alpilles landscapes, the currents of the Ventoux mountains, the Cevennes, and weather permitting, sketch the deep blue sea in the distance.

Joseph Bayol's work is both precision and as free as a poem and is a true mix of green oak, juniper, vines and lavender.

This artist, so reserved in person, is inexhaustible on canvas.

His brushes are loquacious, and his work never-ending when he captures each and every moment and season on canvas.

Through his work, Joseph Bayol portrays a discerning inspiration, a mix of incredibly expressive colours and compositions, bringing to life the blandest familiar object.  His work of art will brighten the dullest of days.

Florence d'Oria



>  1931
Joseph Bayol was born in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

Hotel de Lubieres/ cultural centre Saint Remy de Provence
Group exhibition.Gleize/Chabaud/Seyssayd

>1971 / 75
Hôtel Estrine, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence.

>1976 / 79
Hôtel Manville / Baux-de-Provence

>1979 / 80
Ursulines  convent / Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

Exhibition in Avignon.
October gallery / San-Francisco / U.S.A

Exhibition in Avignon.

Babel Brown gallery / Washington / U.S.A

'Hôtel de Sade Museum / Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

Etraz gallery / Lausanne / Switzerland

Etraz gallery / Lausanne / Switzerland
A.D.P / Paris

Alpilles Museum / Saint-Rémy-de-Provence
Exhibition in Toulouse

Art exhibition in Plaza Athénée / Paris

>1991 / 92
Etraz gallery / Lausanne / Switzerland
A.D.P / Paris

Saint-Michel chapel / avignon

 Espace Olivades / London / Great Britain

 Pesh / Cologne / Germany

 Ehibition in Toulouse

Tolstoi Museum, Jasnaia / Poliana / Russia

>1999 / 2001
Exhibition in Dortmund / Germany
Exhibition in Paris / art Club Gallery

Roger Betti gallery / Toulouse

Exhibition in Paris / art Club Gallery

Exhibition à Paris / art Club Gallery

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