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Bernard Buffet

France Born in: 1928 Bestsellers Masterpieces

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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In time for Christmas
Bernard Buffet, Le Raincy, rue de l’église en hiver, Painting

Bernard Buffet

Le Raincy, rue de l’église en hiver, 1976
89 x 130 x 4 cm
Painting

€ 120,000

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Bernard Buffet, L'Enfer de Dante / Angélo, Print

Bernard Buffet

L'Enfer de Dante / Angélo, 1977
76 x 56.5 x 0.3 cm
Print

€ 900

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Bernard Buffet, L'Enfer de Dante / Virgile, Print

Bernard Buffet

L'Enfer de Dante / Virgile, 1977
76 x 56.5 x 0.3 cm
Print

€ 900

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Bernard Buffet, L'Enfer de Dante / Tête Renversée, Print

Bernard Buffet

L'Enfer de Dante / Tête Renversée, 1977
76 x 56.5 x 0.3 cm
Print

€ 900

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Bernard Buffet, L'Enfer de Dante / Lucifer, Print

Bernard Buffet

L'Enfer de Dante / Lucifer, 1977
76 x 56.5 x 0.3 cm
Print

€ 900

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Bernard Buffet, Crapaud, Print

Bernard Buffet

Crapaud, 1957
56.5 x 74 cm
Print

€ 1,850

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Bernard Buffet, La rue, Print

Bernard Buffet

La rue, 1955
55.5 x 74 cm
Print

€ 1,850

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Bernard Buffet, L'agneau pascal, Print

Bernard Buffet

L'agneau pascal, 1954
49.5 x 65 cm
Print

€ 1,750

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Bernard Buffet, Les moulins, Print

Bernard Buffet

Les moulins, 1953
38 x 55.5 cm
Print

€ 1,750

Bernard Buffet, Picador et Cigarier, Print

Bernard Buffet

Picador et Cigarier, 1981
76 x 56 cm
Print

€ 3,500

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Bernard Buffet, Le canal, Print

Bernard Buffet

Le canal, 1955
55.5 x 74 cm
Print

€ 1,850

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Bernard Buffet, Le lapin, Print

Bernard Buffet

Le lapin, 1955
55 x 74 cm
Print

€ 1,850

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Bernard Buffet, Le phare, Print

Bernard Buffet

Le phare, 1958
56 x 45 cm
Print

€ 1,750

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Bernard Buffet, L'église, Print

Bernard Buffet

L'église, 1954
56 x 71 cm
Print

€ 1,750

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Bernard Buffet, Les fers à repasser, Print

Bernard Buffet

Les fers à repasser, 1955
56 x 76 cm
Print

€ 1,850

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Bernard Buffet, Lampe à pétrole, Print

Bernard Buffet

Lampe à pétrole, 1954
50 x 65 cm
Print

€ 1,850

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Bernard Buffet, Mosquito, Print

Bernard Buffet

Mosquito, 1967
54.2 x 73.5 x 0.2 cm
Print

€ 2,550 € 3,400

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Bernard Buffet, Vanité, Print

Bernard Buffet

Vanité, 1961
38 x 27 x 0.01 cm
Print

€ 1,850

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Bernard Buffet, Danton, Print

Bernard Buffet

Danton, 1977
76 x 53 x 0.3 cm
Print

€ 1,800

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Bernard Buffet, La géante, Print

Bernard Buffet

La géante, 1968
71 x 50 x 0.3 cm
Print

€ 2,000

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Bernard Buffet, L'école, Print

Bernard Buffet

L'école, 1953
56.5 x 76 x 0.1 cm
Print

€ 1,190

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Bernard Buffet, Alberi, Print

Bernard Buffet

Alberi, 1953
59.5 x 49 x 0.1 cm
Print

€ 890

Bernard Buffet, La Rochelle, Print

Bernard Buffet

La Rochelle, 1954
55.5 x 74 cm
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Bernard Buffet, Tête de hibou, Print

Bernard Buffet

Tête de hibou, 1959
23.5 x 31 cm
Print

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

Bernard Buffet

Le Torero / The Bullfighter, 1981
75 x 55 cm
Print

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

Bernard Buffet

Les Arènes / Arenas (Bullfighting) , 1981
55 x 75 cm
Print

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Bernard Buffet, Le lucane, Print

Bernard Buffet

Le lucane, 1964
73 x 53 cm
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Bernard Buffet, La cafetière rouge, Print

Bernard Buffet

La cafetière rouge, 1982
79 x 60 x 2 cm
Print

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

Bernard Buffet

Bouquet de fleurs dans son vase Gallé, 1998
65 x 50 x 2.5 cm
Painting

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Bernard Buffet, Bouquet au fond vert, Print

Bernard Buffet

Bouquet au fond vert, 1986
75 x 58 x 4 cm
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Bernard Buffet, L'Arc de Triomphe, Print

Bernard Buffet

L'Arc de Triomphe, 1967
38.5 x 28.5 cm
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Bernard Buffet, La Place des Vosges, Print

Bernard Buffet

La Place des Vosges, 1962
55 x 73 cm
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Our recommendations Bernard Buffet, Saint Tropez vu de la citadelle, Print

Bernard Buffet

Saint Tropez vu de la citadelle, 1981
58 x 75 x 1 cm
Print

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Bernard Buffet, The Purple Bouquet of Flowers, Print

Bernard Buffet

The Purple Bouquet of Flowers, 1958
40 x 30 cm
Print

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