et le Musicien
(Clown and Musician)
Oil on canvas
52 x 64 in. (130 x 162 cm.)
Buffet was born on July 10, 1928 in France. In 1944, he entered the Ecole
des Beaux Arts, but he soon left the school to work on his own, and quickly
affirmed his own exceptional personality.
He had his first exposition at the Salon des Moins de Trente Ans, (The Salon for Those Under Thirty) in 1946. In 1947, Buffet met Dr. Maurice Girardin, who became his first important collector. At his death, Dr. Girardin donated his collection to the Petit Palais Museum in Paris.
In 1948, Buffet won the Prix de la Critique, and he has given at least one important exposition each year since then.
In 1955, he received the first prize in a referendum conducted by the Review "Connaissance des Arts", and was designated first out of ten best painters of the post world war era.
He was honored
with the Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur in 1971. In 1973, the
Musée Bernard Buffet was opened in Surugdaira, Japan, and in 1974,
Buffet elected to the Académie des Beaux Arts.
paintings for the Chapel of Chateau d'Arc representing scenes from the
life of Christ, are permanently exhibited in the Modern Art Galleries
of the Vatican Museum. Japan and Germany dedicated monoraphical museums
to his work.
Bernard Buffet has achieved world-wide renown and his considered one of France's most important painters of the twentieth century.
(The above information has been provided by Galerie Rienzo)
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Galerie Rienzo has been the New York Representative for the estate of Bernard Buffet since 1985. Mr. Robert Rienzo is the authorized expert on his work in the United States.
The gallery specializes in French paintings: Impressionists, Post-Impressionists, School of Paris and Modern.
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