Born in Besancon in 1955, Alain Joannis studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, and worked on drawing in the studio and under the direction of painter Robert Girard.Freelance illustrator for different advertising agencies in France, Switzerland, and Germany, then Associate Director In charge of creation within his own communication society, he became a professor at the School of Fine Arts in Mulhouse and taught there for several years.He moved to Tahiti in 1995 and his inspiration naturally permeates scenes and landscapes of Polynesia, especially the Tuamotu archipelago. .Without abandoning the color and light of the tropics that he recreates in his pastel compositions, Alain Joannis is fascinated by pure drawing. In this spirit, he favors the study of the trait and volumes in a rigorous and demanding work of charcoal and blood.His style of great precision does not exclude the tenderness or humor often present in his meticulous portraits.Classically inspired and close to the Italian school, his technique is nonetheless modern. He is also the author of a book titled Les Gens d'ici, in Tahiti, gathering about fifty portraits of Polynesians executed in charcoal.This nice print of a drawing is in excellent condition. It would be a wonderful addition to any Tiki Culture Collectors display. Size: 16" x 20".