Pierre Pruvost was born in 1921 in Amiens. After a classic education in the visual arts, he won the Fénéon Prize in 1951. A year later, he received the Abd el Tif awards with a two-year scholarship at Villa Abd-el-Tif in Algiers. The cities of Kabylie - Béjaïa, Tipasa - and the great south of Algeria inspired him. The vibrant colours in his paintings reveal his talent as a colorist. Its design gives the impression of still images and its complex compositions are reminiscent of Albert Marquet.
In 1954 he returned to France to paint his favorite theme: the coast and the ports. In 1950 he exhibited at the Galerie Guiot in Paris together with his friend François Desnoyer. From 1955 he was presented by the famous gallery Charpentier.
His lively and colourful painting is expressed in the views of Antibes, the port, the busy beach, the bathers and the colourful umbrellas. Until his death in 2008 Pruvost remained in Antibes. The Museum of Cagnes honored him in 1993 with a major retrospective. Pruvost's works are represented in many French public collections.