Impressionist painter, Andre Gisson, was born in New York in 1929,and studied art at the Pratt Institute. He lived in Westport Connecticut for most of his life. However, his paintings reflect his extensive travels and studies in Europe. Gisson’s landscapes, beach scenes, and portraits were intended to create a reflective mood of serenity. His still lifes show Japanese influence in his work, while the French influence is more pronounced in his landscapes, beach scenes and studies of the human figure. Throughout his career, Gisson has developed and refined the style and technique of impressionism, with its small broken brushwork and soft, vibrant colors. A versatile artist, he is equally adept at painting landscapes, coastal scenes, still lifes, and portraits. His landscapes depict the French countryside, where he paints every summer, and the region around Lake Mahopac in upstate New York, where he lived for many years. Gisson has exhibited in leading art galleries throughout the country, from New York to Texas, and from Philadelphia to California. His work is in the collections of the Smithsonian Institution and the Triton Museum of Art, in North Carolina. Among his private collectors were President Lyndon B. Johnson and W. Somerset Maugham.