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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, Le Microscope, Print

Bernard Buffet

Le Microscope, 1968
28.3 x 22 inch
Print

$2,986

Bernard Buffet, Le Canal, Drawing

Bernard Buffet

Le Canal, 1952
25.6 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch
Drawing

$52,555

Bernard Buffet, Jeux de dames, Print

Bernard Buffet

Jeux de dames, 1970
29.5 x 21.7 x 0.4 inch
Print

$3,583

Bernard Buffet, Les Camélias, Print

Bernard Buffet

Les Camélias, 1980
29.9 x 22 x 0.4 inch
Print

$3,583

Bernard Buffet, Jeux de dames, Print

Bernard Buffet

Jeux de dames, 1970
29.5 x 21.7 x 0.4 inch
Print

$2,329 $3,583

Bernard Buffet, Jeux de dames, Print

Bernard Buffet

Jeux de dames, 1970
29.5 x 21.7 x 0.4 inch
Print

$3,583

Bernard Buffet, Pont sur la rivière, Print

Bernard Buffet

Pont sur la rivière, 1984
22.8 x 30.3 x 0.4 inch
Print

$3,464

Bernard Buffet, La route, Print

Bernard Buffet

La route, 1962
28.7 x 21.7 x 0.4 inch
Print

$3,225

Bernard Buffet, Aigle, Print

Bernard Buffet

Aigle, 1996
30.3 x 22.8 x 0.4 inch
Print

$2,986

Bernard Buffet, Bouquet de Jonquilles, Print

Bernard Buffet

Bouquet de Jonquilles, 1986
29.9 x 22.8 inch
Print

$3,583

Bernard Buffet, Les Soleils, Print

Bernard Buffet

Les Soleils, 1983
29.9 x 22.8 inch
Print

$3,583

Bernard Buffet, Petites Roses, Print

Bernard Buffet

Petites Roses, 1979
14.2 x 11 inch
Print

$2,031

Bernard Buffet, Petit bouquet de Camélias, Print

Bernard Buffet

Petit bouquet de Camélias, 1980
16.9 x 13 inch
Print

$2,389

Bernard Buffet, Fleurs Jaunes dans un Vase, Print

Bernard Buffet

Fleurs Jaunes dans un Vase, 1990
22.8 x 29.9 inch
Print

$3,583

Bernard Buffet, Tête de hibou, Print

Bernard Buffet

Tête de hibou, 1959
9.3 x 12.2 inch
Print

$1,194

Bernard Buffet, Tulipes Orangées, Print

Bernard Buffet

Tulipes Orangées, 1982
15 x 10.2 inch
Print

$2,150

Bernard Buffet, Bouquet dans un Mazagran, Print

Bernard Buffet

Bouquet dans un Mazagran, 1979
16.9 x 13 inch
Print

$2,389

Bernard Buffet, La piscine de la Sainte-Baume, Print

Bernard Buffet

La piscine de la Sainte-Baume, 1987
18.5 x 14.8 x 0.4 inch
Print

$2,986

Bernard Buffet, Place de Dublin, Print

Bernard Buffet

Place de Dublin, 1996
22.8 x 29.9 x 0.4 inch
Print

$2,389

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
Print

$2,389

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
Print

$3,464

Bernard Buffet, La Gare, Print

Bernard Buffet

La Gare, 1984
22.8 x 30.3 x 0.4 inch
Print

$3,464

Bernard Buffet, La place de Dublin, Print

Bernard Buffet

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

$2,986

Bernard Buffet, La Mouette, Print

Bernard Buffet

La Mouette, 1996
30.3 x 22.8 x 0.4 inch
Print

$2,986

Bernard Buffet, Eglise de Verrière, Print

Bernard Buffet

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

$3,464

Bernard Buffet, Le Voilier, Print

Bernard Buffet

Le Voilier, 1996
22.8 x 29.5 inch
Print

$2,389

Bernard Buffet, La cafetière rouge, Print

Bernard Buffet

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

$3,464

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

Bernard Buffet

Place Saint-Germain-des-Prés, 1965
28.3 x 20.1 inch
Print

$3,344

Bernard Buffet, Le Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre, Print

Bernard Buffet

Le Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre, 1969
29.9 x 22.8 inch
Print

$3,344

Bernard Buffet, Le Jardin de l'Évêché, Print

Bernard Buffet

Le Jardin de l'Évêché, 1968
25.2 x 19.3 inch
Print

$2,986

Bernard Buffet, Les voiliers, Print

Bernard Buffet

Les voiliers, 1996
22.8 x 29.9 x 0.4 inch
Print

$1,433

Bernard Buffet, 2 CV Citroën, Print

Bernard Buffet

2 CV Citroën, 1985
22.8 x 29.9 x 0.4 inch
Print

$3,583

Bernard Buffet, Anthuriums et Lys, Print

Bernard Buffet

Anthuriums et Lys, 1982
29.9 x 22.8 inch
Print

$4,419

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
Print

$5,375

Bernard Buffet, Rolls Royce 1937 bleue, Print

Bernard Buffet

Rolls Royce 1937 bleue, 1985
22.8 x 29.9 x 0.4 inch
Print

$4,181

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
Print

$4,778

Bernard Buffet, New-York, Twin Towers, Print

Bernard Buffet

New-York, Twin Towers, 1985
29.9 x 22.8 x 0.4 inch
Print

$5,375

Bernard Buffet, Les lilas, Print

Bernard Buffet

Les lilas, 1966
25.6 x 19.9 inch
Print

$1,780

Bernard Buffet, Vase de fleurs, Print

Bernard Buffet

Vase de fleurs, 1954
24.8 x 18.5 x 0.1 inch
Print

$2,867

Bernard Buffet, Notre-Dame de Lorette, Print

Bernard Buffet

Notre-Dame de Lorette, 1996
22.8 x 30.3 x 0.4 inch
Print

$2,986

Bernard Buffet, La gare de triage, Print

Bernard Buffet

La gare de triage, 1996
22.8 x 30.3 x 0.4 inch
Print

$2,986

Bernard Buffet, Nature morte au cendrier, Print

Bernard Buffet

Nature morte au cendrier, 1982
22.8 x 30.3 x 0.4 inch
Print

$3,464

Bernard Buffet, Anthuriums et Iris, Print

Bernard Buffet

Anthuriums et Iris, 1981
29.9 x 22.8 inch
Print

$3,344

Bernard Buffet, Hortensias Bleus, Print

Bernard Buffet

Hortensias Bleus, 1984
29.9 x 22.8 inch
Print

$3,344

Bernard Buffet, Le chien, Print

Bernard Buffet

Le chien, 1996
30.3 x 22.8 x 0.4 inch
Print

$2,986

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

$3,464

Bernard Buffet, Saint-Tropez, Print

Bernard Buffet

Saint-Tropez, 1981
18.7 x 25.6 x 0.4 inch
Print

$4,778

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
Print

$4,181

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
Print

$5,375

Bernard Buffet, Packard 1928 Jaune, Print

Bernard Buffet

Packard 1928 Jaune, 1985
22.8 x 29.9 x 0.4 inch
Print

$4,658

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

Bernard Buffet

Les Arènes / Arenas (Bullfighting) , 1981
21.7 x 29.5 inch
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Bernard Buffet, Le Torero / The Bullfighter, Print

Bernard Buffet

Le Torero / The Bullfighter, 1981
29.5 x 21.7 inch
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Bernard Buffet, Jeux de dames, Print

Bernard Buffet

Jeux de dames, 1970
30.7 x 22.8 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, Bouquet de jonquilles, Print

Bernard Buffet

Bouquet de jonquilles, 1986
29.9 x 22.8 x 0.4 inch
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Bernard Buffet, Saint-Tropez, les yachts, Print

Bernard Buffet

Saint-Tropez, les yachts, 1984
22.8 x 29.9 x 0.4 inch
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Bernard Buffet, Maison café et moulin, Drawing

Bernard Buffet

Maison café et moulin, 1993
19.7 x 24.8 x 0.4 inch
Drawing

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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 24.8 x 0.4 inch
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Bernard Buffet, Nu sur la plage, Print

Bernard Buffet

Nu sur la plage, 1963
13.4 x 9.4 x 1.2 inch
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