François Bard is a French painter born in 1959. Today, he is one of Europe's most collectible painters thanks to his highly textured and atmospheric artworks. His inspirations are simple, everyday things. François Bard has a simple philosophy : "My style of painting goes back all the way to the classical tradition of oil painting, made by layers of paint, with impasto, marks and varnish." François Bard finds, for his paintings, the perfect balance between abstraction and figurative. This book is the first monograph of an artist in full ascent.