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Bernard Buffet

Born in: 1928

France

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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, Pont Neuf, Print

Bernard Buffet

Pont Neuf, 1988
29.9 x 22.8 x 0.4 inch
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$3,552

Bernard Buffet, Place de Dublin, Print

Bernard Buffet

Place de Dublin, 1996
22.8 x 29.9 x 0.4 inch
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$2,368

Bernard Buffet, Le voilier, Print

Bernard Buffet

Le voilier, 1996
22.8 x 29.5 x 1.6 inch
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$2,723

Bernard Buffet, Le sémaphore de Poulmanach, Print

Bernard Buffet

Le sémaphore de Poulmanach, 1983
22.8 x 29.9 x 0.4 inch
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$3,552

Our recommendations Bernard Buffet, La cafetière, Print

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La cafetière, 1986
19.5 x 15 x 0.4 inch
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$3,552

Bernard Buffet, Les trois moulins, Print

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Les trois moulins, 1986
22.8 x 29.9 x 0.4 inch
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$3,552

Bernard Buffet, Nature morte à la lampe, Print

Bernard Buffet

Nature morte à la lampe, 1996
22.8 x 29.9 x 0.4 inch
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$2,368

Our recommendations Bernard Buffet, Jeux de dames, Print

Bernard Buffet

Jeux de dames, 1970
29.5 x 21.7 x 0.4 inch
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$3,315

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Bernard Buffet

Jeux de dames, 1970
29.5 x 21.7 x 0.4 inch
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$3,315

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Jeux de dames, 1970
29.5 x 21.7 x 0.4 inch
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$3,315

Bernard Buffet, 2 CV Citroën, Print

Bernard Buffet

2 CV Citroën, 1985
22.8 x 29.9 x 0.4 inch
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$3,552

Bernard Buffet, Les lilas, Print

Bernard Buffet

Les lilas, 1966
25.6 x 19.9 inch
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$1,764

Bernard Buffet, Mareuil le café jaune et bleu, Print

Bernard Buffet

Mareuil le café jaune et bleu, 1985
22.8 x 30.3 x 0.4 inch
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$3,433

Our recommendations Bernard Buffet, La route, Print

Bernard Buffet

La route, 1962
28.7 x 21.7 x 0.4 inch
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$3,197

Bernard Buffet, Vase de fleurs, Print

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Vase de fleurs, 1954
24.8 x 18.5 x 0.1 inch
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$2,841

Our recommendations Bernard Buffet, Aigle, Print

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Aigle, 1996
30.3 x 22.8 x 0.4 inch
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$2,960

Bernard Buffet, Eglise de Verrière, Print

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Eglise de Verrière, 1983
22.8 x 30.3 x 0.4 inch
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$3,433

Bernard Buffet, Narcisse et Tulipe, Print

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Narcisse et Tulipe, 1990
29.9 x 22.8 x 0 inch
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$4,499

Bernard Buffet, Bouquet au fond vert, Print

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Bouquet au fond vert, 1986
29.5 x 22.8 x 1.6 inch
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$3,907

Our recommendations Bernard Buffet, Coca cola, Print

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Coca cola, 1986
29.5 x 22.8 x 0.4 inch
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$3,907

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

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Saint Tropez vu de la citadelle, 1981
22.8 x 29.5 x 0.4 inch
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$3,907

Bernard Buffet, Le panier de fruits, Print

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Le panier de fruits, 1984
22.8 x 29.9 x 0.4 inch
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$4,144

Bernard Buffet, Le pont du Rialto, Print

Bernard Buffet

Le pont du Rialto, 1986
22.8 x 29.9 x 0.4 inch
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$4,736

Bernard Buffet, Clown fond bleu, Print

Bernard Buffet

Clown fond bleu, 1979
16.9 x 13 x 0.4 inch
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$5,091

Bernard Buffet, Garage, Print

Bernard Buffet

Garage, 1984
22.8 x 29.9 x 0.4 inch
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$4,144

Bernard Buffet, La baie de Saint-Tropez, Print

Bernard Buffet

La baie de Saint-Tropez, 1981
22.8 x 29.9 x 0.4 inch
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$5,328

Bernard Buffet, Saint-Tropez, Print

Bernard Buffet

Saint-Tropez, 1981
18.7 x 25.6 x 0.4 inch
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$4,499

Bernard Buffet, Amaryllis, Print

Bernard Buffet

Amaryllis, 1988
29.9 x 22.8 x 0.4 inch
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$4,736

Bernard Buffet, Le village de Saint-Tropez, Print

Bernard Buffet

Le village de Saint-Tropez, 1981
22.8 x 29.9 x 0.4 inch
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$5,328

Bernard Buffet, Soucis au vase bleu et blanc, Print

Bernard Buffet

Soucis au vase bleu et blanc, 1984
22.8 x 29.9 x 0.4 inch
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$4,736

Bernard Buffet, Packard 1928 Jaune, Print

Bernard Buffet

Packard 1928 Jaune, 1985
22.8 x 29.9 x 0.4 inch
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$4,617

Bernard Buffet, New-York, Twin Towers, Print

Bernard Buffet

New-York, Twin Towers, 1985
29.9 x 22.8 x 0.4 inch
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$4,736

Our recommendations Bernard Buffet, Pont sur la rivière, Print

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Pont sur la rivière, 1984
22.8 x 30.3 x 0.4 inch
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$3,433

Bernard Buffet, La Gare, Print

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La Gare, 1984
22.8 x 30.3 x 0.4 inch
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$3,433

Bernard Buffet, La place de Dublin, Print

Bernard Buffet

La place de Dublin, 1996
22.8 x 30.3 x 0.4 inch
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$2,960

Bernard Buffet, Notre-Dame de Lorette, Print

Bernard Buffet

Notre-Dame de Lorette, 1996
22.8 x 30.3 x 0.4 inch
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$2,960

Bernard Buffet, La gare de triage, Print

Bernard Buffet

La gare de triage, 1996
22.8 x 30.3 x 0.4 inch
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$2,960

Bernard Buffet, La Mouette, Print

Bernard Buffet

La Mouette, 1996
30.3 x 22.8 x 0.4 inch
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$2,960

Bernard Buffet, Nature morte au cendrier, Print

Bernard Buffet

Nature morte au cendrier, 1982
22.8 x 30.3 x 0.4 inch
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$3,433

Bernard Buffet, Le chien, Print

Bernard Buffet

Le chien, 1996
30.3 x 22.8 x 0.4 inch
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$2,960

Bernard Buffet, La cafetière rouge, Print

Bernard Buffet

La cafetière rouge, 1982
28.3 x 20.1 x 0.4 inch
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$3,433

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
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$3,433

Bernard Buffet, Femme au chapeau rose, Print

Bernard Buffet

Femme au chapeau rose, 1960
28.5 x 21.5 x 0.4 inch
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$5,328

Our recommendations Bernard Buffet, Nature morte au fond rouge, Print

Bernard Buffet

Nature morte au fond rouge, 1984
22.8 x 29.9 x 0.4 inch
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$4,736

Bernard Buffet, Clown sur fond bleu, Print

Bernard Buffet

Clown sur fond bleu, 1985
29.9 x 22.8 x 0.4 inch
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$7,459

Bernard Buffet, Clown sur fond vert, Print

Bernard Buffet

Clown sur fond vert, 1960
28.1 x 21.1 x 0.4 inch
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$8,643

Bernard Buffet, Saint-Tropez, Place de L'Ormeau, Print

Bernard Buffet

Saint-Tropez, Place de L'Ormeau, 1981
29.9 x 22.8 x 0.4 inch
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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
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Bernard Buffet, Tête de hibou, Print

Bernard Buffet

Tête de hibou, 1959
9.3 x 12.2 inch
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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
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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
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