May 20th, 1967-
Born in: Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Sculptor and Illustrator
Marine Oussedik was born on May 20, 1967 in Neuilly-sur-Seine and she first started riding ponies in Paris. From then on she began drawing horses and would never stop depicting them. When as child she used to run to the balcony of the family flat in Paris whenever she heard the clattering of hooves as the Republican Guard were riding by. However she really started to paint horses more when she was ten, following her elder sister who took her to Neuilly’s riding-school. Apart from her sister, nobody in her family was especially interested in horses or rode them.
She contemplated becoming a veterinarian as her grandfather, a vocation which explains her interest in the anatomy and morphology of horses. However she wasn’t good enough at mathematics. Her artistic talent enabled her to enter Pennighen Higher College of Graphic Arts where she was a student for five years, centering her work on the world of horses.
Marine Oussedik is also a rider who does classical dressage. She lives with her two horses on her family estate in Picardy, Frnce. Her daily life is organized around horse-riding, drawing and sculpting. She says that she” prefers developing her relationship with her two horses rather than competing”. She thinks that art and horse-riding are similar, both being constantly challenging, “It never ends, there is always room for improvement”.
Written by the famous historian Jean-Noël Jeanneney, this book is devoted to the work of Marine Oussedik. You will discover over these 48 pages, not only her works but her world through her workshops and her horses.
Thanks for reading and hope you enjoyed seeing and learning about Marine Oussedik’s drawings, paintings and sculptures!
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