Artist Alain Lutz

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Alain Lutz was born in May 1953 in Mulhouse, France. Recognizing his artistic talent, his parents gave him his first oil paints at the age of thirteen. For awhile he was interested in attending the Boulle Design School in Paris but he eventually ended up studying to be an industrial designer and graduated as a senior technician. Before his military service, he organized a Hoggar Expedition in the south Sahara and came back with a 16mm film. Alain loves to travel and visited North Africa several times, always starting from Strasbourg and driving through Spain to reach the North African desert.After a few years of designing for an industrial manufacturing company, Alain took his first trip to the United States and spent a year backpacking. He eventually reached Mexico City, and then returned to the U.S. and visited New Orleans. He fell in love with New Orleans and decided to bring home a collection of color pencil drawings of the cityscape. He also recreated an Irish bar in the French Quarter, coming back every day for two weeks to master every detail. That was in 1979. Returning to France and to his job, he decided to pursue pencil drawing, especially cityscapes, and started a series of drawings of old-town Strasbourg. He made his first limited print editions. At the same time, he practiced oil painting in his studio.In 1987, Alain returned to the United States for a second trip. He stayed in Boston and started drawing scenes from historic downtown Boston. He had his first show at The Ainsworth Gallery and joined The Copley Society of Boston as a member artist. Here for the first time he had a work of art selected by an art committee.Two years later, Alain participated in an artist exchange program between Strasbourg and Boston, and [...]

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