Jean-Pierre Cassigneul was born in a Parisian family working on haute-couture in 1935. In 1953, he was admitted to the Ecole national supérieure des Beaux-Arts, and five years later, he had his first exhibition at the Galerie des Beaux-Arts. Cassigneul creates beautiful, striking paintings of young dreamy women reminiscent of Les Nabis, a group of early 20th century Post-Impressionist avant-garde painters, including Pierre Bonnard and Edouard Vuillard. His work also reminds us of that of the expressionist painter Kees van Dongen, especially Cassigneul's dramatic portraits and his use of intense and vibrant color. His work has been exhibited extensively throughout Europe, Japan and the United States.