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Hubert de Lartigue

  • Born in Angers, France (1963)
  • Lives and works in Vitry-sur-Seine near Paris, France


  • 2013-2015 “Photorealism Revisited”, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, USA.
  • 2014 “Contemporary Realism Biennial” Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA.

Starting out as an illustrator of science fiction books and board games, Hubert used his love of airbrush technique to start creating hyper-realistic paintings, that are sometimes even categorized as photorealistic, though that is not the point of his work.

Hubert’s pieces explore modern sex symbology, often combined with the feel of vintage-style posters. His delicate rendering pays homage to the French pin-up aesthetic of Brenot and Aslan while also referencing the US aesthetics of Vargas, Petty, and Elvgren, converging in a unique style instantly recognizable to connoisseurs as “De Lartigue.”

Despite the challenges inherent in the use of such a fastidious and difficult to use tool as an airbrush, Hubert’s creative genius and intuitive skill produce acrylic portraits that are absolutely captivating in their intensity and aliveness. His portraits capture not just the appearance of his subjects but provide insight into the depth of their personalities.

Hubert maintains great relationships with all his previous models, whom he deeply respects. All 18 models he has ever worked with appeared in his IBEX Masterpiece.