Jackie Gorissen was born in central France in July 22 1951 and came to America in 1974 .
Working in restaurants in Washington , D.C. and New York City , he studied theatre , dance ,mime and was a print model .
While in the Nation’s Capitol , he studied black and white photography at the Corcoran School for the Arts and was also a figure model there and at all of the major Universities .
A self – taught painter , he was the director of Galerie 624 , an Art Space in West Palm Beach
where his works were shown along with other international South Florida artists.
He has exhibited in France , New York City , Washington , D.C. ,California , Texas and throughout Florida ( Miami , Palm Beach , Boca Raton , Ft. Lauderdale and Gainesville among others .
He is in numerous collections in France and America .
His painting Orange Trip # 1 was selected “Best of Show” by renowned Art Critic / Juror, Donald Kuspit for the 14th All Florida Exhibition / 2006 at The Arts Center in St. Petersburg , Florida .
Others awards include “ Best Painting” for La Foret des Mille Poetes in France in the year 2000 .
He has lived in West Palm Beach , Florida since 1989 and became a U.S. Citizen in 1991. He currently lives in Palm Beach & Okeechobee , Florida and Culan , France .