Bernard Buffet

Born in: 1928

France

Biography

Bernard Buffet was born on the 10th of July, 1928 in Paris, in the Batignolles area, and he was the son of Charles Buffet and of Blanche Colombe.

For his admirers, Bernard Buffet represents pure genius. He has been accepted by the École des Beaux-Arts at the age of 15, introduced to collectors by the painter Aujame and received at the Prix de la Critique at the age of 20. Bernard Buffet is a master of miserabilism and his work found its place in the most important museums of the world; there is even a museum dedicated to his work in Japan, in Surugadairan, with almost 1000 of his artworks.

Bernard Buffet can be an example of the hiatus between the French and contemporary art. A popula arist par excellence, Bernard Buffet is loved by the public, and hated by the elite who reproach him being too prolific: 8000 paintings, watercolors, drawings, litographs or prints. He resembles Renoir and Picasso in this aspect, as they were also very prolific painters.

His personality starts to reveal itself in 1947, with his first angular characters that will place him in the miserabilist expressionist movement, with Francis Gruber and Georges Rouault. His first contact with Emmanuel David, that represented the origin of his international career, took place in 1948. He had an exhibition at the Drouant-David Gallery in 1949.

As pigments were expensive, he was trying to save and used h-very little on his canvases. So there was little color, and mostly grey, black, bister, and green tones.

His works are strong, poignant, the drawing is elongated, reminding us of a supplication. The style of Bernard Buffet can be identified by the frameork of straight lines that became his pictorial system. Grey faces, wrinkled forheads, thinning hair, contracted hands - his characters all seem to be crucified. This new personality is much acclaimed and the style of Bernard Buffet imposes itself.

On the 4th of October 1999 Bernard Buffet committed suicide, as he was not able to paint anymore because he was suffering of Parkinson's disease.

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Bernard Buffet, Soucis au vase bleu et blanc, Print

Bernard Buffet

Soucis au vase bleu et blanc, 1984
58 x 76 x 1 cm
Print

4 000 €

Bernard Buffet, Maison café et moulin, Drawing

Bernard Buffet

Maison café et moulin, 1993
50 x 63 x 1 cm
Drawing

34 000 €

Bernard Buffet, Bouquet de jonquilles, Print

Bernard Buffet

Bouquet de jonquilles, 1986
76 x 58 x 1 cm
Print

4 000 €

Bernard Buffet, Packard 1928 Jaune, Print

Bernard Buffet

Packard 1928 Jaune, 1985
58 x 76 x 1 cm
Print

3 900 €

Bernard Buffet, Hôtel de la mer, Saint-Cast, Drawing

Bernard Buffet

Hôtel de la mer, Saint-Cast, 1992
50 x 63 x 1 cm
Drawing

38 000 €

Bernard Buffet, Jeux de dames, Print

Bernard Buffet

Jeux de dames, 1970
78 x 58 cm
Print

2 200 €

Bernard Buffet, Saint-Tropez, les yachts, Print

Bernard Buffet

Saint-Tropez, les yachts, 1984
58 x 76 x 1 cm
Print

3 800 €

Bernard Buffet, New-York, Twin Towers, Print

Bernard Buffet

New-York, Twin Towers, 1985
76 x 58 x 1 cm
Print

4 500 €

Bernard Buffet, Toreros, Print

Bernard Buffet

Toreros, 1966
75 x 54 x 1 cm
Print

3 000 €

Bernard Buffet, 2 CV Citroën, Print

Bernard Buffet

2 CV Citroën, 1985
58 x 76 x 1 cm
Print

3 000 €

Bernard Buffet, Jeux de dames, Print

Bernard Buffet

Jeux de dames, 1970
75 x 55 x 1 cm
Print

3 000 €

Bernard Buffet, Place Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Print

Bernard Buffet

Place Saint-Germain-des-Prés, 1965
72 x 51 cm
Print

2 800 €

Bernard Buffet, Le Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre, Print

Bernard Buffet

Le Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre, 1969
76 x 58 cm
Print

2 800 €

Bernard Buffet, Le Jardin de l'Évêché, Print

Bernard Buffet

Le Jardin de l'Évêché, 1968
64 x 49 cm
Print

2 500 €

Bernard Buffet, La cafetière rouge, Print

Bernard Buffet

La cafetière rouge, 1982
79 x 60 x 2 cm
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Bernard Buffet, Les Arènes / Arenas (Bullfighting) , Print

Bernard Buffet

Les Arènes / Arenas (Bullfighting) , 1981
55 x 75 cm
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Bernard Buffet, Nu sur la plage, Print

Bernard Buffet

Nu sur la plage, 1963
34 x 24 x 3 cm
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Bernard Buffet, Le Torero / The Bullfighter, Print

Bernard Buffet

Le Torero / The Bullfighter, 1981
75 x 55 cm
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GALERIE ESTADES

Bernard Buffet
From October, 14 To November, 11 2017
TOULON - France

Galerie STACKLR

The great drawing masters
From November, 18 To December, 31 2016
SEDAN - France

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