Bernard Vidal was born in August 1944 in Perigueux, South West France. At a young age he discovers the pleasure of painting, and this passion not left him. In 1961, he attended the Ateliers d’Art in Paris to prepare for his entry to the Ecole des Beaux Arts. In 1967, he began what would prove to be a brilliant career in communications without ever abandoning painting.
Giovanni Boldini (31 December 1842 – 11 July 1931) was an Italian genre and portrait painter, belonging to the School Of Paris. According to a 1933 article in Time magazine, he was known as the “Master of Swish” because of his flowing style of painting.
Vittorio Matteo Corcos (Leghorn 1859 - Florence 1933). Born in Leghorn on 4 October 1859, in the 1870’s Corcos studied at the Accademia delle Belle Arti di Firenze under Enrico Pollastrini. Between 1878 and 1879 he was in Naples at Domenico Morelli’s studio whose work, rich in literary associations and formal ideas made a great impression on him. A work that illustrates Morelli’s influence, Arabo in preghiera (The Praying Arab), dates from this period.