Last Tuesday, June 7, the Senate of France presented a medal of recognition to the plastic artist Dominican Vincent Pimentelin a ceremony held in the French Senate, and which was headed by the president of this legislative chamber, Mr. Gérard Larcher.
The recognition was held within the framework of the Latin America and the Caribbean Week 2022, in which the Embassy of the Dominican Republic in France selected the Dominican artist in recognition to his career and contributions to the development of art and culture in France. Its about recognition highest granted by the Senate of France to the contributions of a national of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Present at the event were the Dominican ambassador to France, Her Excellency Rosa Hernández de Grullón; the Minister Counselor, María Carolina Mejía; ambassadors from Latin American and Caribbean countries, as well as other winners from the region. In the act, the president of the senate pronounced the words of welcome, at the time that he valued the trajectory of the painter Pimentel.
In relation, by granting this important recognitionthe French Senate takes into account qualifying criteria such as permanent contribution, track record and his link with France, the country that has welcomed him.
Vicente Pimentel’s career
He studied at the National School of Fine Arts, expanding his knowledge in Marseille and Paris, France. He has obtained important prizes in competitions and biennials held in the Dominican Republic, in addition to the Ville de Vírtry prize, obtained in 1982 in France. She has exhibited individually in Paris, Stockholm and Santo Domingo, and collectively in Madrid, Paris, Stockholm, Canary Islands, London, Havana, or Rijeka.