The South of France has enjoyed a long association with a gamut of talented painters who have all flocked to the region to seek inspiration from the Provencal colours, light and views.
Saint Tropez has been a particular favourite among great artistic masters such as Matisse, Picasso and Signac who all came to the sleepy fishing village at some point in their career and were inspired to create some of their best works..
Meet the artists of Saint Tropez
With this rich history of art in mind, St Tropez House offers our take on some of the best St Tropez artists whose work you can find in St Tropez right now. These contemporary artists have local galleries to showcase St Tropez art at its best, and many have received international accolades and recognition for their work
Sasha de Saint Tropez
Termed the 21st century Andy Warhol, Sasha de Saint Tropez is known for her pop art paintings of celebrities like Steve McQueen, Marilyn Monroe, and the Queen of Saint Tropez herself, Brigitte Bardot. She also works in sculpture and has created unique pieces like a modern take on the Venus de Milo in plexiglass.
In order to make her work even more accessible to visitors to her gallery, Sasha de Saint Tropez also sells affordable posters of her St Tropez art. Though, if you can can afford to indulge, why not commission a portrait of yourself in her bright graphic-style art?
You can find Sasha de Saint Tropez’s vibrant art gallery at 32 Rue des Remparts.
Ivan Hor is a Hungarian artist who arrived in France in 1956 in Toulouse. Some 12 years later he discovered Saint Tropez, and has never left. From the 60s to the 80s he worked primarily with knife paintings, Indian ink drawings and comical albums. These unique artistic mediums helped him win many awards for his striking oil paintings, including the Grand Prix International de Peinture de la Côte d’Azur in 1995.
Following this, Ivan Hor developed an interest in the motif of paper origami boats, inspired by Les Voiles de Saint Tropez, which he has produced in many of his works since, adding a three-dimensional quality to his canvas every time.
His paintings are inspired by Saint Tropez, landscapes of southern France, and sailing. To view this St Tropez artist’s work, head to his permanent exhibition at 36 rue des Remparts.
Drawing inspiration from the natural elements of light and movement, Belgrade-born painter Ivan Jovanovic nurtured his passion for painting, embarking on his artistic journey at the tender age of 15. Influenced profoundly by his experiences as a sailor navigating the Mediterranean’s enchanting waters, and harboring a special affection for the Southern France coast, Jovanovic eventually laid down his roots in St Tropez. There, he opened his own gallery and unveiled his inaugural exhibition in 1979.
Jovanovic, a recipient of numerous esteemed awards, has held successful exhibitions across Europe, captivating audiences with his exquisite sailing motifs. His atelier in Saint Tropez stands as a testament to his remarkable artistic journey, welcoming visitors to immerse themselves in his captivating artworks.
Discover the mesmerizing works of Ivan Jovanovic at his permanent atelier, located at 8, Place R. de Garezzio in Saint Tropez.
Internationally acclaimed German artist Stefan Szczesny is renowned for his multifaceted artistic talents and ability to find the perfect compromise between form and color in his works. His vibrant creations draw inspiration from years of extensive travels and a deep commitment to upholding artistic traditions. Szczesny’s repertoire is not limited to painting; he is also celebrated as a sculptor and draftsman, making significant contributions to contemporary art. His journey has included travelling and living in New York, Germany, Paris, and the Caribbean. In 2001, Szczesny found his artistic sanctuary of Saint Tropez, where he established a permanent showroom.
Experience the world of Stefan Szczesny at his showroom located at Espace des Lices, 9, Bd Louis Blanc, Saint Tropez.
The pop-art paradise created by French sculptor and neo-pop artist Richard Orlinski graces the village of Saint Tropez. Orlinski Galleries, nestled in some of the world’s most prestigious locations such as Courchevel 1850, Paris, and London, invite guests to immerse themselves in a realm of vibrant colors, whimsical, child-like themes, and delightful creativity. Recognised as one of the most successful contemporary French artists since his big rise in 2015, Richard Orlinski has enjoyed a successful journey of artistic growth and international recognition.
To immerse yourself in this extraordinary pop-art experience, visit the concept store at 70 rue du Général Allard in Saint Tropez.
If, like so many others, are looking for some artistic inspiration in the beautiful Saint Tropez, allow the rental experts of St Tropez House to suggest the top villas for rent for art collectors and lovers in Saint Tropez for this upcoming summer.