Figurative painter Paul Ambille was born in 1930 in Bézier in Southern France and graduated from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He is one of the most internationally acclaimed painters of our time and has received numerous awards. In 1955, he won the Prix de Rome and went to Villa Medici (Academy of France in Rome) for further study. In 1992, the artist was awarded the gold medal of the Salon de la Marine, thus credited “Painter of the Marine”. Ambille was the President of Taylor Foundation from 1995 to 2007. His work is composed of a spectrum of vibrant colors and trembling brushstrokes that create a matte finish as if the picture is seen through a veil, adding a dream-like atmosphere and infinite poetry to his painting.