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Bernard Buffet

France Born in: 1928 Famous artist

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

To his admirers, Bernard Buffet represented pure genius. He was accepted by the École des Beaux-Arts at the age of 15, introduced to collectors by the painter Aujame and honored 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 popularist par excellence, Bernard Buffet was loved by the public, and hated by the elite who reproached him for being too prolific: 8000 paintings, watercolors, drawings, litographs and prints. He resembles Renoir and Picasso in this aspect, as they were also very prolific painters.

His personality began to reveal itself in 1947, with his first angular characters that placed him in the miserabilist expressionist movement, with Francis Gruber and Georges Rouault. His first encounter 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 tried to save money and used very little on his canvases. So there was little color, and mostly grey, black 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 framework of straight lines that became his pictorial system. Grey faces, wrinkled foreheads, thinning hair, contracted hands - his characters all seem to be crucified. This new personality is much acclaimed and the style of Bernard Buffet established itself.

On 4th 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, Hôtel de la mer, Saint Cast, Drawing

Bernard Buffet

Hôtel de la mer, Saint Cast, 1992
19.7 x 25 x 0.2 inch
Drawing

$ 46,882

Bernard Buffet, Bouquet de fleurs dans son vase Gallé, Painting

Bernard Buffet

Bouquet de fleurs dans son vase Gallé, 1998
25.6 x 19.7 x 1 inch
Painting

100,000 - $ 250,000

Our recommendations Bernard Buffet, Coca cola, Print

Bernard Buffet

Coca cola, 1986
29.5 x 22.8 x 0.4 inch
Print

$ 4,071

Bernard Buffet, Vanité, Print

Bernard Buffet

Vanité, 1961
15 x 10.6 x 0 inch
Print

$ 2,282

Bernard Buffet, Le canal, Print

Bernard Buffet

Le canal, 1955
21.9 x 29.1 inch
Print

$ 2,282

Bernard Buffet, La rue, Print

Bernard Buffet

La rue, 1955
21.9 x 29.1 inch
Print

$ 2,282

Bernard Buffet, Le phare, Print

Bernard Buffet

Le phare, 1958
22 x 17.7 inch
Print

$ 2,159

Bernard Buffet, Les fers à repasser, Print

Bernard Buffet

Les fers à repasser, 1955
22 x 29.9 inch
Print

$ 2,282

Bernard Buffet, L'agneau pascal, Print

Bernard Buffet

L'agneau pascal, 1954
19.5 x 25.6 inch
Print

$ 2,159

Bernard Buffet, Lampe à pétrole, Print

Bernard Buffet

Lampe à pétrole, 1954
19.7 x 25.6 inch
Print

$ 2,282

Bernard Buffet, Les moulins, Print

Bernard Buffet

Les moulins, 1953
15 x 21.9 inch
Print

$ 2,159

Bernard Buffet, L'école, Print

Bernard Buffet

L'école, 1953
22.2 x 29.9 x 0 inch
Print

$ 1,468

Bernard Buffet, Alberi, Print

Bernard Buffet

Alberi, 1953
23.4 x 19.3 x 0 inch
Print

$ 1,098

Bernard Buffet, Eglise de Verrière, Print

Bernard Buffet

Eglise de Verrière, 1983
22.8 x 30.3 x 0.4 inch
Print

$ 3,578

Bernard Buffet, Le chien, Print

Bernard Buffet

Le chien, 1996
30.3 x 22.8 x 0.4 inch
Print

$ 3,084

Bernard Buffet, Nature morte à la casserole rouge, Print

Bernard Buffet

Nature morte à la casserole rouge, 1982
20.1 x 28.3 x 0.4 inch
Print

$ 3,578

Bernard Buffet, La Rochelle, Print

Bernard Buffet

La Rochelle, 1954
21.9 x 29.1 inch
Print

$ 2,282

Bernard Buffet, Crapaud, Print

Bernard Buffet

Crapaud, 1957
22.2 x 29.1 inch
Print

$ 2,282

Bernard Buffet, Le lapin, Print

Bernard Buffet

Le lapin, 1955
21.7 x 29.1 inch
Print

$ 2,282

Bernard Buffet, L'église, Print

Bernard Buffet

L'église, 1954
22 x 28 inch
Print

$ 2,159

Bernard Buffet, Le voilier, Print

Bernard Buffet

Le voilier, 1996
22.8 x 29.5 x 1.6 inch
Print

$ 2,838

Bernard Buffet, Mosquito, Print

Bernard Buffet

Mosquito, 1967
21.3 x 28.9 x 0.1 inch
Print

$ 4,195

Bernard Buffet, Picador et Cigarier, Print

Bernard Buffet

Picador et Cigarier, 1981
29.9 x 22 inch
Print

$ 4,318

Bernard Buffet, La place de Dublin, Print

Bernard Buffet

La place de Dublin, 1996
22.8 x 30.3 x 0.4 inch
Print

$ 3,084

Our recommendations Bernard Buffet, Aigle, Print

Bernard Buffet

Aigle, 1996
30.3 x 22.8 x 0.4 inch
Print

$ 3,084

Bernard Buffet, La cafetière rouge, Print

Bernard Buffet

La cafetière rouge, 1982
28.3 x 20.1 x 0.4 inch
Print

$ 3,578

Bernard Buffet, L'Arc de Triomphe, Print

Bernard Buffet

L'Arc de Triomphe, 1967
15.2 x 11.2 inch
Print

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Bernard Buffet, Bouquet au fond vert, Print

Bernard Buffet

Bouquet au fond vert, 1986
29.5 x 22.8 x 1.6 inch
Print

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Bernard Buffet, Tête de hibou, Print

Bernard Buffet

Tête de hibou, 1959
9.3 x 12.2 inch
Print

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Our recommendations Bernard Buffet, Le Torero / The Bullfighter, Print

Bernard Buffet

Le Torero / The Bullfighter, 1981
29.5 x 21.7 inch
Print

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Bernard Buffet, The Purple Bouquet of Flowers, Print

Bernard Buffet

The Purple Bouquet of Flowers, 1958
15.7 x 11.8 inch
Print

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Bernard Buffet, La Place des Vosges, Print

Bernard Buffet

La Place des Vosges, 1962
21.7 x 28.7 inch
Print

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Our recommendations Bernard Buffet, Saint Tropez vu de la citadelle, Print

Bernard Buffet

Saint Tropez vu de la citadelle, 1981
22.8 x 29.5 x 0.4 inch
Print

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Bernard Buffet, La cafetière rouge, Print

Bernard Buffet

La cafetière rouge, 1982
31.1 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Print

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Bernard Buffet, Le lucane, Print

Bernard Buffet

Le lucane, 1964
28.7 x 20.9 inch
Print

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Our recommendations Bernard Buffet, Les Arènes / Arenas (Bullfighting) , Print

Bernard Buffet

Les Arènes / Arenas (Bullfighting) , 1981
21.7 x 29.5 inch
Print

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