Biography

Pierre Scholla was born in Pavillons-sous-bois (93) on August 5, 1928

Studies of drawing, painting and lithography in Nîmes and Paris - 1942/1946

Obtains the C.A.P of industrial drawing and lithography - B. I. carpentry

Enrolled in the Académie de la Grande Chaumière, in Montparnasse - 1946

Utrillo exhibiting in Paris, presents 3 works by Scholla - 1948

Performs many copies at the Louvre Museum

J. B. Say College, Paris. With the Arts et Métiers diploma, abandons his studies

Follows drawing and painting classes at the SAMSON-VILCOT Academy

Entering a decorator as a draftsman - 1950

Giacometti, admiring his portraits, offers him a drawing “Diego” - 1965

Gets the 2nd prize of “Portraits” of the Côte d’Azur - 1966

Student of Armand NAKACHE, Master of Fantastic Expressionism - 1968

Paul COLIN, famous poster artist seduced by his portraits offers him a drawing of a clown - 1970

Trip to London. Visit of the Tate Gallery and the National Gallery - 1971

Meeting Jeanne Modigliani in 1977

Assiduously frequent the sculptor CESAR and the painters MATHIEU and LORJOU with whom he is bound by a deep friendship

Jacques FALGUIERE, grandson of the sculptor, becomes his sponsor - 1977

Trip to Crete. Many drawings and gouaches - 1979

The friendship of Jacques Tati stimulates him in his approach - 1980

Numerous canvases and gouaches on Corsica and the Côte d’Azur, where his brother Guy lives

Visit Venice and Florence. Befriends Folon - 1981

Travel to Holland. Visit the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum - 1983

Travels to the USA. Visit the New-York museums with an American collector who takes him to Harlem – Enthusiastic reception - 1985

Lunch with His Majesty the King of Cambodia, a prelude to a long friendship - 1996

Receives a Gold Award at the International Screen-Printing Exhibition, Atlanta - 1997

Honorary citizen of the city of Corbeil-Essonnes

Quoted in the international dictionary “Bénézit”

Officer in the royal order of Sahametrei (Cambodia), his wife Elizabeth is knighted - 2004

Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters - 2004

Knight of the Legion of Honor - 2007