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Bram van Velde

Netherlands Born in: 1895
Bram Van Velde was born October 19, 1895 in Zoeterwoude, not far from Leyde. Self-taught, he was at a very early age attracted to painting, and at twelve years old he began an apprenticeship at Schayk & Kramers’ design studio in La Haye. The Kramer family encouraged him in his art, receptive to his talent as both collectors and art amateurs. They would become his patron until 1934.

His career was moving forward, and in February 1927 he headed to Brême to exhibit his works. He was admitted along with his brother Greer to the Salon des Independents in Paris. There he became close to Paul Guillaume and at that time discovered Matisse and the Piano Lesson, an encounter that would be essential for his work. Influenced first by the German Expressionists, in Paris he opened himself to the influence of the Fauves. He worked until he achieved a personal abstraction to which he would hold true. In a series of compositions of fruit beside a window, he abolishes the distance between interior and exterior, between conceived forms and descriptive elements that here enter a system of contours and rings suggesting interwoven surfaces. He distinguishes himself thus from French artists who achieved their abstract style through Impressionism or Cubism.

It was in 1939 that the artist created his own plastic language, with three large gouaches that would found the autonomy of his art. Tried by the terrors of war, Van Velde stopped all pictorial activity fro, 1941 to 1945. After the war, he returned to his art in full control of the plastic language that would characterize the ensemble of his work. The interior tensions within the painter materialized a conception of space that was imminently personal. He liked to introduce fluidity into his work that most often displayed a luminous transparency.

It was not until the 1960’s, when he moved to Geneva, that the artist would come to know a certain notoriety. After 1961, the rhythm of his expositions accelerated. A film by Jean-Michel Maurice is made about his life.

Bram collaborated on the art review TROU, for which he created an original print to illustrate its one hundred copies. Afterwards he painted his last small format works. Bram Van Velde died on December 28, 1981 at Grimaud, near Saint-Tropez. His friend and mentor Jacques Putman, who had supported him after his departure from Maeght and for the rest career, died on February 27, 1994 in Paris, and rests close to the artist.
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Bram van Velde, Eloignement, Print

Bram van Velde

Eloignement, 1977
34.2 x 24.4 inch
Print

$2,001

Bram van Velde, Sans titre, Print

Bram van Velde

Sans titre, 1988
32.7 x 25.6 inch
Print

$2,058

Bram van Velde, Sans titre 3, Print

Bram van Velde

Sans titre 3, 1975
11.4 x 8.2 inch
Print

$686

Bram van Velde, Sans titre 2, Print

Bram van Velde

Sans titre 2, 1975
11.4 x 8.2 inch
Print

$572

Bram van Velde, Sans titre 1, Print

Bram van Velde

Sans titre 1, 1975
8.2 x 11.4 inch
Print

$572

Bram van Velde, Sans titre, Print

Bram van Velde

Sans titre, 1975
8.2 x 11.4 inch
Print

$572

Bram van Velde, Nocturne, Print

Bram van Velde

Nocturne, 1980
24 x 32.7 x 0 inch
Print

$2,058

Bram van Velde, Sans titre, Print

Bram van Velde

Sans titre, 1973
24.4 x 17.3 inch
Print

$1,132

Bram van Velde, Inconnu, Print

Bram van Velde

Inconnu, 1920
9.8 x 12.6 x 0 inch
Print

$572

Bram van Velde, Sans titre, Painting

Bram van Velde

Sans titre, 1964
8.7 x 11.4 inch
Painting

$34,295

Bram van Velde, La Chapelle sur Carouge, Painting

Bram van Velde

La Chapelle sur Carouge, 1973
39.4 x 29.1 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$251,499

Bram van Velde, La folie du jour, Print

Bram van Velde

La folie du jour, 1973
10.6 x 12.2 x 0 inch
Print

$2,058

Bram van Velde, Sans titre, Painting

Bram van Velde

Sans titre, 1978
12.8 x 9.8 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$40,011

Bram van Velde, MP 174, Print

Bram van Velde

MP 174, 1975
23.8 x 35 inch
Print

$3,429

Bram van Velde, MP 390 - Désertique, Print

Bram van Velde

MP 390 - Désertique, 1981
25.5 x 25.5 inch
Print

$3,429

Bram van Velde, MP 204, Print

Bram van Velde

MP 204, 1975
33.9 x 23.9 inch
Print

$2,972

Bram van Velde, MP 318, Print

Bram van Velde

MP 318, 1978
34.6 x 24.8 inch
Print

$3,201

Bram van Velde, MP 362, Print

Bram van Velde

MP 362, 1980
28 x 24.4 inch
Print

$1,715

Bram van Velde, MP 348, Print

Bram van Velde

MP 348, 1980
23.2 x 25.6 inch
Print

$2,058

Bram van Velde, MP 382, Print

Bram van Velde

MP 382, 1981
20.9 x 13 inch
Print

$1,029

Bram van Velde, MP 188, Print

Bram van Velde

MP 188, 1975
16.9 x 24 inch
Print

$915

Bram van Velde, MP 071 Ailleurs brun, Print

Bram van Velde

MP 071 Ailleurs brun, 1971
25.6 x 18.9 inch
Print

$1,029

Bram van Velde, MP 159 Georges Duthuit, Print

Bram van Velde

MP 159 Georges Duthuit, 1975
15.4 x 22 inch
Print

$1,143

Bram van Velde, MP 312, Print

Bram van Velde

MP 312, 1978
22 x 18.1 inch
Print

$1,029

Bram van Velde, MP 065 Musée National d'Art Moderne, Print

Bram van Velde

MP 065 Musée National d'Art Moderne, 1970
26.4 x 16.9 inch
Print

$915

Bram van Velde, MP 62, Print

Bram van Velde

MP 62, 1970
26 x 19.3 inch
Print

$800

Bram van Velde, MP116, Print

Bram van Velde

MP116, 1973
28 x 13.8 inch
Print

$1,143

Bram van Velde, MP276 - En deux, Print

Bram van Velde

MP276 - En deux, 1977
39 x 25.6 inch
Print

$2,515

Bram van Velde, MP 316 - Le Tout, Print

Bram van Velde

MP 316 - Le Tout, 1978
24 x 26.8 inch
Print

$2,058

Our recommendations Bram van Velde, Clarté, Print

Bram van Velde

Clarté, 1972
35.8 x 21.7 inch
Print

$3,429

Our recommendations Bram van Velde, MP 77, Print

Bram van Velde

MP 77, 1972
7.1 x 5.1 inch
Print

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Our recommendations Bram van Velde, La folie du jour 2, Maurice Blanchot, Print

Bram van Velde

La folie du jour 2, Maurice Blanchot, 1973
10.6 x 12.2 inch
Print

$1,029

Our recommendations Bram van Velde, MP 340, Print

Bram van Velde

MP 340, 1979
37 x 25.2 inch
Print

$3,429

Our recommendations Bram van Velde, MP 337, Print

Bram van Velde

MP 337, 1979
38.2 x 25.2 inch
Print

$3,429

Bram van Velde, MP 192, Print

Bram van Velde

MP 192, 1975
35.4 x 24.8 inch
Print

$3,429

Bram van Velde, MP132 - Libération, Print

Bram van Velde

MP132 - Libération, 1974
38.2 x 25.2 inch
Print

$3,429

Bram van Velde, MP 363, Print

Bram van Velde

MP 363, 1980
25.2 x 37.8 inch
Print

$3,429

Bram van Velde, MP 394 - Enigme, Print

Bram van Velde

MP 394 - Enigme, 1980
25.6 x 38.6 inch
Print

$3,429

Bram van Velde, MP 387 - Exubérance, Print

Bram van Velde

MP 387 - Exubérance, 1981
25.2 x 37.8 inch
Print

$3,429

Bram van Velde, La folie du jour, Maurice Blanchot, Print

Bram van Velde

La folie du jour, Maurice Blanchot, 1973
4.7 x 8.3 inch
Print

$1,372

Bram van Velde, MP 326 - Greffe, Print

Bram van Velde

MP 326 - Greffe, 1978
9.4 x 7.5 inch
Print

$1,372

Bram van Velde, MP 333 - Ciseaux, Print

Bram van Velde

MP 333 - Ciseaux, 1979
13 x 10.2 inch
Print

$1,372

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