Yolande Ardissone was born in Normandy in 1927, of an Italian father and a Ukrainian mother. At the age of seventeen, she left for Paris to begin her art studies at the Ecole des Arts Appliques and the Academie de la Grande Chaumiere. Two years later, she transferred to Ecole des Beaux-Arts and studied in the Atelier of Unterstellar.
Though she has traveled throughout the world, Ardissone is primarily a painter of Brittany. She is well known for her landscapes and marine paintings. Her vivid, impressionistic style was strongly influenced by Renoir, Gauguin and especially Van Gogh. She is a true colorist who captures the life, movement, and excitement of her subjects. Her canvasses are painted with a strongly colored palette and a mature technique were that allows her textured paint to radiate a natural and joyful dynamism.
The artist's paintings have been purchased by the French Government, the City of Paris, The Ile-de-France Museum, the Marine Museum, Saint Cyprien Museum, Saint Maur Museum and numerous private collectors. She is the recipient of the Silver Medal from the City of Paris. In addition to exhibitions in her native France, her works are displayed in the United States, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, England and South America.