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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 1960s, 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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Print, Forêt, Bram van Velde

Forêt

Bram van Velde

Print - 65 x 48.5 x 0.05 cm Print - 25.6 x 19.1 x 0 inch

€1,400

Painting, La Chapelle sur Carouge, Bram van Velde

La Chapelle sur Carouge

Bram van Velde

Painting - 100 x 74 x 1 cm Painting - 39.4 x 29.1 x 0.4 inch

€220,003

Print, Victoire du blanc, Bram van Velde

Victoire du blanc

Bram van Velde

Print - 40 x 59 cm Print - 15.7 x 23.2 inch

€1,500

Print, Crime 2, Bram van Velde

Crime 2

Bram van Velde

Print - 23 x 16 cm Print - 9.1 x 6.3 inch

€900

Print, Décantement, Bram van Velde

Décantement

Bram van Velde

Print - 67.5 x 54.5 cm Print - 26.6 x 21.5 inch

€1,700

Print, Déchirure, Bram van Velde

Déchirure

Bram van Velde

Print - 73.3 x 54.5 cm Print - 28.9 x 21.5 inch

€1,700

Print, Echo, Bram van Velde

Echo

Bram van Velde

Print - 21.5 x 34.2 cm Print - 8.5 x 13.5 inch

€800

Print, Séparation, Bram van Velde

Séparation

Bram van Velde

Print - 62.9 x 71.9 cm Print - 24.8 x 28.3 inch

€2,000

Print, Spleen, Bram van Velde

Spleen

Bram van Velde

Print - 63.8 x 92.9 cm Print - 25.1 x 36.6 inch

€2,000

Print, Recul, Bram van Velde

Recul

Bram van Velde

Print - 91 x 64 cm Print - 35.8 x 25.2 inch

€2,800

Print, Éclosion, Bram van Velde

Éclosion

Bram van Velde

Print - 63.9 x 95.5 cm Print - 25.2 x 37.6 inch

€2,800

Print, Impulsion, Bram van Velde

Impulsion

Bram van Velde

Print - 98 x 63.4 x 0.1 cm Print - 38.6 x 25 x 0 inch

€2,800 €2,520

Print, MP 377 - Hantise 5, Bram van Velde

MP 377 - Hantise 5

Bram van Velde

Print - 49 x 32 x 0.1 cm Print - 19.3 x 12.6 x 0 inch

€700

Print, Sans titre, Bram van Velde

Sans titre

Bram van Velde

Print - 76 x 52 cm Print - 29.9 x 20.5 inch

€1,200

Print, Sans Titre, Bram van Velde

Sans Titre

Bram van Velde

Print - 63 x 65 cm Print - 24.8 x 25.6 inch

€1,600

Print, MP 376 - Hantise 4, Bram van Velde

MP 376 - Hantise 4

Bram van Velde

Print - 49 x 32 x 0.1 cm Print - 19.3 x 12.6 x 0 inch

€700

Print, MP 184 - Envol, Bram van Velde

MP 184 - Envol

Bram van Velde

Print - 67 x 51 x 0.1 cm Print - 26.4 x 20.1 x 0 inch

€1,100

Print, Sans Titre, Bram van Velde

Sans Titre

Bram van Velde

Print - 77.5 x 64 cm Print - 30.5 x 25.2 inch

€1,700

Print, Clarté, Bram van Velde

Clarté

Bram van Velde

Print - 91 x 55 cm Print - 35.8 x 21.7 inch

€3,000

Print, Désertique, Bram van Velde

Désertique

Bram van Velde

Print - 65 x 65.5 cm Print - 25.6 x 25.8 inch

€1,200

Print, Désertique, Bram van Velde

Désertique

Bram van Velde

Print - 64 x 77.5 x 0.1 cm Print - 25.2 x 30.5 x 0 inch

€2,500

Print, Le bonheur de Matisse, Bram van Velde

Le bonheur de Matisse

Bram van Velde

Print - 96.5 x 64.7 x 0.1 cm Print - 38 x 25.5 x 0 inch

€3,000

Print, MP 250, Bram van Velde

MP 250

Bram van Velde

Print - 56.3 x 44 x 0.02 cm Print - 22.2 x 17.3 x 0 inch

€1,200

Print, MP 312, Bram van Velde

MP 312

Bram van Velde

Print - 56 x 46 cm Print - 22 x 18.1 inch

€900

Print, MP 79, Bram van Velde

MP 79

Bram van Velde

Print - 65 x 48 cm Print - 25.6 x 18.9 inch

€1,480

Print, MP 154, Bram van Velde

MP 154

Bram van Velde

Print - 20.4 x 16.2 x 0.1 cm Print - 8 x 6.4 x 0 inch

€1,200

Print, MP 362, Bram van Velde

MP 362

Bram van Velde

Print - 71 x 62 cm Print - 28 x 24.4 inch

€1,500

Print, MP 159 Georges Duthuit, Bram van Velde

MP 159 Georges Duthuit

Bram van Velde

Print - 39 x 56 cm Print - 15.4 x 22 inch

€1,000

Print, Maeght 170, Bram van Velde

Maeght 170

Bram van Velde

Print - 46 x 65 x 1 cm Print - 18.1 x 25.6 x 0.4 inch

€1,480

Print, MP 177, Bram van Velde

MP 177

Bram van Velde

Print - 51 x 38 x 0.1 cm Print - 20.1 x 15 x 0 inch

€1,200

Print, MP 31, Bram van Velde

MP 31

Bram van Velde

Print - 31 x 50 x 0.1 cm Print - 12.2 x 19.7 x 0 inch

€1,000

Print, MP 32, Bram van Velde

MP 32

Bram van Velde

Print - 32 x 50 x 0.1 cm Print - 12.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch

€1,000

Print, MP 16, Bram van Velde

MP 16

Bram van Velde

Print - 33 x 50 x 0.1 cm Print - 13 x 19.7 x 0 inch

€1,000

Print, MP 20, Bram van Velde

MP 20

Bram van Velde

Print - 33 x 50 x 0.1 cm Print - 13 x 19.7 x 0 inch

€1,000

Print, MP35, Bram van Velde

MP35

Bram van Velde

Print - 30 x 44 x 0.1 cm Print - 11.8 x 17.3 x 0 inch

€1,000

Print, MP 34, Bram van Velde

MP 34

Bram van Velde

Print - 30 x 44 x 0.1 cm Print - 11.8 x 17.3 x 0 inch

€1,000

Print, MP 114, Bram van Velde

MP 114

Bram van Velde

Print - 76 x 40 x 0.02 cm Print - 29.9 x 15.7 x 0 inch

€1,500

Print, Nocturne, Bram van Velde

Nocturne

Bram van Velde

Print - 61 x 83 x 0.01 cm Print - 24 x 32.7 x 0 inch

€1,800

Print, Sans titre, Bram van Velde

Sans titre

Bram van Velde

Print - 62 x 44 cm Print - 24.4 x 17.3 inch

€1,400

Print, MP 348, Bram van Velde

MP 348

Bram van Velde

Print - 59 x 65 cm Print - 23.2 x 25.6 inch

€1,800

Print, MP 382, Bram van Velde

MP 382

Bram van Velde

Print - 53 x 33 cm Print - 20.9 x 13 inch

€900

Print, MP 188, Bram van Velde

MP 188

Bram van Velde

Print - 43 x 61 cm Print - 16.9 x 24 inch

€800

Print, MP 071 Ailleurs brun, Bram van Velde

MP 071 Ailleurs brun

Bram van Velde

Print - 65 x 48 cm Print - 25.6 x 18.9 inch

€900

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

MP 065 Musée National d'Art Moderne

Bram van Velde

Print - 67 x 43 cm Print - 26.4 x 16.9 inch

€800

Print, MP116, Bram van Velde

MP116

Bram van Velde

Print - 71 x 35 cm Print - 28 x 13.8 inch

€1,000

Print, MP 333 - Ciseaux, Bram van Velde

MP 333 - Ciseaux

Bram van Velde

Print - 33 x 26 cm Print - 13 x 10.2 inch

€1,200

Print, Combat, Bram van Velde

Combat

Bram van Velde

Print - 88 x 63 cm Print - 34.6 x 24.8 inch

€1,800

Print, Sans titre, Bram van Velde

Sans titre

Bram van Velde

Print - 29 x 20.8 cm Print - 11.4 x 8.2 inch

€550

Print, Sans titre, Bram van Velde

Sans titre

Bram van Velde

Print - 29 x 20.8 cm Print - 11.4 x 8.2 inch

€550

Print, Sans titre, Bram van Velde

Sans titre

Bram van Velde

Print - 20.8 x 29 cm Print - 8.2 x 11.4 inch

€550

Print, MP 153 - Jour gris, Bram van Velde

MP 153 - Jour gris

Bram van Velde

Print - 97 x 64 x 0.1 cm Print - 38.2 x 25.2 x 0 inch

€2,000

Print, Limpide, Bram van Velde

Limpide

Bram van Velde

Print - 62 x 80 cm Print - 24.4 x 31.5 inch

€1,800

Print, Sans Titre, Bram van Velde

Sans Titre

Bram van Velde

Print - 88 x 62 cm Print - 34.6 x 24.4 inch

€1,500

Print, MP 145, Bram van Velde

MP 145

Bram van Velde

Print - 33 x 46 x 1 cm Print - 13 x 18.1 x 0.4 inch

€900

Print, MP 171, Bram van Velde

MP 171

Bram van Velde

Print - 32.8 x 59.1 x 0.1 cm Print - 12.9 x 23.3 x 0 inch

€1,500

Print, MP 380 - Hantise 8, Bram van Velde

MP 380 - Hantise 8

Bram van Velde

Print - 49 x 32 x 0.1 cm Print - 19.3 x 12.6 x 0 inch

€700

Print, MP 379 - Hantise 7, Bram van Velde

MP 379 - Hantise 7

Bram van Velde

Print - 49 x 32 x 0.1 cm Print - 19.3 x 12.6 x 0 inch

€700

Print, MP 378 - Hantise 6, Bram van Velde

MP 378 - Hantise 6

Bram van Velde

Print - 49 x 32 x 0.1 cm Print - 19.3 x 12.6 x 0 inch

€700

Print, MP 375 - Hantise 3, Bram van Velde

MP 375 - Hantise 3

Bram van Velde

Print - 49 x 32 x 0.1 cm Print - 19.3 x 12.6 x 0 inch

€700

Print, MP 374 - Hantise 2, Bram van Velde

MP 374 - Hantise 2

Bram van Velde

Print - 49 x 32 x 0.1 cm Print - 19.3 x 12.6 x 0 inch

€700

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The year of birth of the artist is: 1895