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Olivier Debré

France Born in: 1920
Olivier Debré was a French artist born in 1920 in Paris (He died in 1999). He was one of the major representatives of lyrical abstraction, besides Poliakoff, Hartung, Soulages and Nicolas de Staël.

His first paintings, made around 1943, reflect the influence of Picasso (whom he met in 1941), but since 1945 he turned towards Chinese abstraction in gouache and ink. He frequented avant-garde artists such as Nicolas De Staël, Serge Poliakoff and Pierre Soulages, what led him to adopt a pictorial technique of several applied colors over thick layers applied with a knife.
In 1960, Olivier Debré adopted an intense color palette which will become characteristic of his style later on, a change which was not unrelated to his frequantation of great American abstract expressionist artists like Kline, Rothko, or Olitski.
Since then, Olivier Debré shared emotions he felt when facing natural phenomena (storms, typhoons, rivers, particularly the Loire) through strong accents of color and light over fluid colored backgrounds. Since 1965, the artist worked on formats increasingly large and monochromatic, reaching 6 meters in the 80s. He described his painting as "fervent abstraction" because it is the materialization of his emotions.

Olivier Debré was the subject of several institutional exhibitions: In 1967, he represented France at the Montreal World Exhibition and in 1995 a retrospective of his work was held at the National Gallery of Jeu de Paume, before traveling through Europe and Latin America.
During 1980-90, he was asked for public orders for French Comedy, the Hong Kong Opera, and the Opera House of Shanghai, he decorated as well, the sets for the ballet "Signs" by the choreography of Carolyn Carlson.
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Olivier Debré, Composition pour les JO, Print

Olivier Debré

Composition pour les JO, 1992
90 x 63 cm
Print

€ 800

Olivier Debré, Petit vert ocre foncé, Painting

Olivier Debré

Petit vert ocre foncé, 1977
60 x 73 x 2 cm
Painting

€ 22,000

Olivier Debré, Sans titre, Drawing

Olivier Debré

Sans titre, 1991
40 x 20 cm
Drawing

€ 3,500

Our recommendations Olivier Debré, Signe paysage rouge, Print

Olivier Debré

Signe paysage rouge, 1989
56 x 76 x 1 cm
Print

€ 900

Our recommendations Olivier Debré, Signe personnage XIII, Print

Olivier Debré

Signe personnage XIII, 1990
90 x 60 x 1 cm
Print

€ 800

Olivier Debré, Signe paysage, Print

Olivier Debré

Signe paysage, 1989
58 x 75 x 1 cm
Print

€ 900

Olivier Debré, Composition 3, Print

Olivier Debré

Composition 3, 1980
56 x 76 cm
Print

€ 600

Olivier Debré, Composition 2, Print

Olivier Debré

Composition 2, 1980
56 x 76 cm
Print

€ 800

Our recommendations Olivier Debré, Xian Rouge 2, Print

Olivier Debré

Xian Rouge 2, 1990
100 x 74 cm
Print

€ 2,200

Olivier Debré, Deux dessins originaux, Drawing

Olivier Debré

Deux dessins originaux, 1989
44 x 35 cm
Drawing

€ 3,500

Olivier Debré, Mu Tei 8, Print

Olivier Debré

Mu Tei 8, 1982
50 x 15 x 1 cm
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Olivier Debré, Sans titre 1, Print

Olivier Debré

Sans titre 1, 1991
21 x 15 cm
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Olivier Debré, Xian rouge, Print

Olivier Debré

Xian rouge, 1990
100 x 74 cm
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