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BIOGRAPHY
Antoine Tzapoff was born in Paris, France on May 14, 1945 to a Russian father and a French mother.  Grew up in Paris in a very modest family.  Since his childhood years, Antoine developed a particular interest about the human groups that lived in the vast territories of North America in the XIX Century.  In 1964, after having studied at the art school of Les Arts Appliques for three years, he began working for the master of the optical painting, Victor Vasarely for twelve years.  In 1976, Antoine Tzapoff started creating his own paintings concentrating on his favorite subject: the native people of North America.

His first exhibition took place in Santa Fe, NM in 1977, his second exhibition in Paris in 1978.  Ever since then, his work was represented by Paris and Santa Fe galleries.  In the meantime, other very successful exhibitions have taken place in New York, major cities of Mexico and Spain.

Antoine is not only a painter of the traditional native cultures of North America, but also European history.  In his work we find paintings of ancient Greeks, Romans, Scyths, Celts and several paintings of Frenchmen and Russians of the 16th and 17th Century.

Mr. Tzapoff's paintings, precisely document on canvas and acrylic paint the different and numerous Indian groups of North America; sacred rituals, traditions, customs and lifestyles are represented with bright colors and exact details rarely seen in paintings of the modern times. Mr. Tzapoff's paintings also offer a recognition to the Warriors of North America, tribes like the Caribou, the Cree, the Nascapi, the Ottawa in Canada; the Kickapoo, the Kumeyay, the Ioway, the Kiowa, the Seminole, the Pawnee in The United States; the Pima, the Seri, the Yaki, the Tarahumara in Mexico.

Mr. Tzapoff has devoted many years of preparation and research to create a vast collection of paintings to show the world, the fabulous art created by the new warrior of the XX Century, a warrior that still fights the war of those tribes to preserve their culture and independence. Antoine's weapons are brushes, acrylic and canvases, his weapons are weapons of peace that bring to our eyes and souls moments to admire those cultures that once existed among us.

Welcome to his gallery...the gallery of the European Warrior: ANTOINE TZAPOFF

Mr. Antoine Tzapoff - 2003

Mr. Antoine Tzapoff

Mr. Antoine Tzapoff

Mr. Antoine Tzapoff - Paris
April 2002

Mr. Antoine Tzapoff - Paris
April 2002

Mr. Antoine Tzapoff - Paris
August 2002

Mr. Antoine Tzapoff - Paris
August 2002

Mr. Antoine Tzapoff - Paris
April 2003
Photo: Jean  Francois Rollinger

Auto portrait (Esmeraldas detail) - 1981-82
Acrylic on Canvas
132 x 86 cm


Photographs shown on this page  have been reproduced by expressed permission of Mr. Antoine Tzapoff



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