Pascal Magis was born in Aurillac, France in 1955 and spent his childhood in Meyrals, a village in the Perigord Noir. He studied art at the Ecole Nationale des Arts Decoratifs de Limoges from where he attained his Diploma National des Beaux Arts in 1976. He was very talented in all areas of art, but concentrated his artistic creativity on working with tapestries.
He then returned to Meyrals where he converted a barn into a studio and gallery, holding exhibitions with other artists in the gallery every summer. His work was warmly received by the press and the public. In 1983 he was commissioned to create ten tapestries based on Michele Venture’s designs, of which six were exhibited in New York, and in these tapestries his work became more colourful and increasingly abstract. This was the catalyst that led him back to the canvas and to painting. Like all great artists his work is in a constant state of evolution.
Pascal Magis's paintings display a combination of all the positives in his art over the past twenty years and contain the qualities of colour, harmony, movement and spontaneity that have made him one of the world’s great abstract artists. He held many successful exhibitions at our gallery and extensively in Europe, his paintings being collected both privately and corporately. Pascal sadly passed away at the end of 2011.