French artist, Daniel Olivier was born in 1950 in Calais and has been painting and drawing for over fifty years. Of figurative and academic training, Olivier is a full-time professional painter and artist-author. He is a member of ADAGP and of Mondial Art Académia. He lives and paints in Auvers sur Oise, France.
Daniel Olivier held his first one-man show in May of 1970 and has since been actively exhibiting and collaborating in numerous art salons including the Winter Salons, Museum of Modern Art, the Painters of Le Marais, Paris (1970), the Montmorency Salon (1992) and more recently at the Salon de Champagne sur Oise (2019).
Olivier was the President of the François Villon Cultural Center, Enghien-les-Bains, between 1975-80, and campaigned to promote art in the city. The artist has organized group exhibitions including the "First Meeting of Sculpture in Val d'Oise" in 1997 as well as exhibitions on the concept of '10 Artists - 10 Works' (1998) at the Center Culturel d'Herblay.
Daniel Olivier has led workshops, and held solo shows in Paris, including the 1996 "Divan du Monde", Ile de France and in the French provinces. The artist has been invited to participate in numerous group events such as "European Heritage Days" where he presented his installation "Theoreme" at the Court of Honor of the Château de Mery sur Oise (2015). This twelve-meter long installation was made up of 367 unique Raku ceramic pieces and figures in sandstone and terracotta.
In 2004 he created "Painting and Poetry" at Parmain and was invited to "L'Art aux Jardins" in 1999, 2010, 2018 and 2019 in Mery sur Oise and Auvers sur Oise. Olivier was a Guest of Honor at the Magny en Vexin Salon in 2002, and was invited for a personal exhibition, at the Syrian Cultural Center, at Les Invalides, Paris, in 2004.
In his abstract works, Daniel Olivier combines a structured support made of materials and fluid and glazed colored contributions. In a symbolic and contemporary spirit, in 2020, he begins a return toward figuration, refocused on drawing and painting, the source of his training. His watchword: “joy of painting and sharing.” He enjoys working in public and meeting people. The artist is referenced and listed on Artprice, in “The Coast of painters-Akoun”, on I-CAC. His works belong to public and private collections in France and abroad (USA, Canada, Switzerland, and Europe).
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