Artsper guarantees: secure online transactions, worldwide shipping and free returns! Find out more

Samy Briss

Born in: 1930


The painter, printmaker and sculptor, Samy Briss, was born in Iasi, Romania, in 1930. His mother’s encouragement steered him towards studying art at the Bucharest School of Fine Arts. He joined Camil Ressu’s studio and started to print and produce posters, whilst also getting involved with set design projects for live performances.

In 1960, faced with Communist repression, he left his country, along with his family, and moved to Israel. There, he met Marcel Janco, who introduced him to Dadaism. At that point, he started to exhibit his work, in Israel and abroad, and particularly in Paris, where he set up home in 1974. Yet, his artwork would continue to be infused with his native culture, as well as with religious iconography.

Against ochre or midnight blue backgrounds, simple characters emerge from gilded surfaces, featureless, flat, like children’s dolls. As in religious paintings, they maintain a rigid stance, despite the soft contours.

Samy Briss’ poetic and dream-like works have been exhibited in galleries across Israel, Europe, the United States and Asia, and have also featured in displays at the Jewish Museum in New York, the Palm Springs Desert Museum, and the National Art Museum in Bucharest.
Read more
  • Painting

  • Painting Portrait

  • Painting Everyday life

  • Painting Architecture

  • Painting Oil

  • French Artist

Share this artist

Samy Briss, L'oiseau messager, Painting

Samy Briss

L'oiseau messager, 2017
11.4 x 13.8 inch


Samy Briss, L'oiseau d'or, Painting

Samy Briss

L'oiseau d'or, 2017
15.7 x 15.7 inch


Samy Briss, Echec et mat, Painting

Samy Briss

Echec et mat, 2016
15.4 x 15.4 inch


Samy Briss, Les oiseaux en famille, Painting

Samy Briss

Les oiseaux en famille, 2017
29.9 x 15 inch


Samy Briss, Jerusalem, la vieille ville, Painting

Samy Briss

Jerusalem, la vieille ville, 2017
10.2 x 10.2 inch


Few works remaining by Samy Briss

These are the last remaining works by Samy Briss.
To be notified by email when new works become available click on the button below.

Samy Briss doesn’t have any exhibitions.

We’re sorry but the artist doesn’t currently have any exhibitions.
Follow Samy Briss to receive a notification as soon as new exhibitions are added.