Jacques Robert was born in Cork in 1949. He went to the Academy of Fine Arts from 1968 to 1971 and left because he played as a bassist in the professional orchestra, Serpent Noirs (from 1970 to 1974). In 1981, his ex-wife and he opened a restaurant called Au Vieux Tibunal. In September 2008, he got his early retirement and thus also a lot of free time. Hewas encouraged by Louise and made a dream come to life…he took his brushes that he had stored for 37 years so that one day, when the opportunity came about, he could paint. He now hopes to be able to continue his passion a few years more.

Painting is his passion that allows him to put on canvas the experience of the present moment, the emotion that provides inspiration and the information of the times we live.

He is an admirer of Modigliani, Cézanne and A. Raty for their innovative work and their great personalities in creating their own style.

• 2011 Winner of the European Artistic Merit in De Pann

• 2011 Bronze Medal Arts Sciences and Letters of the city of Paris

• 2011 Winner of Five Golden Stars - International Art Eindhoven Holland