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Bruno Schmeltz

Born in: 1938

France

Biography
Bruno Schmeltz is a painter born in Toulouse in 1938. When his father died, when he was only 14, he left Toulouse and moved to Paris. His taste for drawing encouraged him to take evening classes to prepare for a test to enter the National School of Fine Arts. When he was only 17, he was hired as a copyist at the Louvre, an apprenticeship he pursued when he was admitted to the School of Fine Arts. He soon left the school because he did not feel that was the right path for him. The rest of his career was solitary: he specialized in classical painting. After his military service, he set up his studio in the Pyrenees, which became his home port, while leading a life as a traveling artist. During this period, he did large-scale frescoes and stained glass windows, including those of the Dakar Cathedral. It was not until 1972 that he decided to devote himself to oil painting. Over the years, Bruno Schmeltz developed a very personal style: hyper-realistic features, surrealist compositions, nudes, blue subjects, describe his paintings. Since 2010, parallel to the continuity of his main practice, he did a big collection about the myth of cinema of the Western. Inspired by the rural environment in which he lives, in 2014 the artist started to portray artisans while working, with their everyday tools and clothes, with a French realistic style from the 19th century. In 1974, the artist exhibited in the space Pierre Cardin in Paris, exhibition that marked the beginning of his success. He then exhibited his work in public institutions and galleries, in Belgium but mostly in France.
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  • Painting Animal

  • Painting Portrait

  • Painting Nude

  • Painting Everyday life

  • Painting Landscape

  • Painting Oil

  • French Artist

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Bruno Schmeltz, Les fruits de l'été, Painting

Bruno Schmeltz

Les fruits de l'été, 2008
42.9 x 63.8 inch
Painting

$13,870

Bruno Schmeltz, Carrière (un personnage), Painting

Bruno Schmeltz

Carrière (un personnage), 2016
28.7 x 36.2 inch
Painting

$5,668

Bruno Schmeltz, Modèle et le peintre, Painting

Bruno Schmeltz

Modèle et le peintre, 2006
45.7 x 31.9 inch
Painting

$9,648

Bruno Schmeltz, Géant et bloc, Painting

Bruno Schmeltz

Géant et bloc, 2015
39.4 x 39.4 inch
Painting

$7,236

Bruno Schmeltz, La ville, Wolf, Painting

Bruno Schmeltz

La ville, Wolf, 2015
39.4 x 31.9 inch
Painting

$8,442

Bruno Schmeltz, Nue, Le rêve, Painting

Bruno Schmeltz

Nue, Le rêve, 2015
38.2 x 57.5 inch
Painting

$12,061

Bruno Schmeltz, Grand cheval se levant, Painting

Bruno Schmeltz

Grand cheval se levant, 2016
47.2 x 47.2 inch
Painting

$7,236

Bruno Schmeltz, Paysage, Orion le géant, Painting

Bruno Schmeltz

Paysage, Orion le géant, 2016
35 x 51.2 inch
Painting

$8,442

Bruno Schmeltz, Le peintre, Painting

Bruno Schmeltz

Le peintre, 2006
51.2 x 31.9 inch
Painting

$10,854

Bruno Schmeltz, Carrière, Painting

Bruno Schmeltz

Carrière, 2013
22 x 39.4 inch
Painting

$6,271

Bruno Schmeltz, Grand nue, Océane, Painting

Bruno Schmeltz

Grand nue, Océane, 2016
51.2 x 51.2 inch
Painting

$14,473

Bruno Schmeltz, Western, Painting

Bruno Schmeltz

Western, 2015
38.2 x 57.5 inch
Painting

$13,267

Galerie Alain Daudet

Exhibition Bruno Schmeltz (paintings)
From January, 7 To January, 28 2017

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