Bernard Buffet, was a French painter born in Paris 1928 and died in 1999. In 1943, he joined the National School of Fine Arts in Paris that he would leave two years later. In 1946 he exhibited his first painting, a portrait, at the ‘Salon des Moins de Trente Ans’ at the ‘Beaux-Arts Gallery of Fine Arts’. In 1947, his painting untitled “Nature morte au Poulet” (Still life with Chicken) is purchased by the National Museum of Modern Art in Paris. In April 1948, he presented his painting “Le Buveur” (The Drinker) at the ‘Prize for Young Painters’ organized at the ‘Drouant-David Gallery’ in Paris. In 1955, he won first place in the referendum organized by the magazine ‘Connaissance des Arts’ designating the ten best painters of the postwar period. In 1958, he met Annabel Schwob who became his muse. In 1961 he painted a series of paintings depicting the life of the Christ destined to decorate the ‘Château l’Arc’ chapel. Ten years later, at the request of the secretary of Pope Paul VI, Bernard Buffet offered these paintings to the Vatican Museum where they are exposed in a special room. In May 1971 he was named Chevalier of the Legion of Honour. In 1973 Bernard Buffet inaugurated the Bernard Buffet Museum in Surugadaira, Japan and was elected to the Academy of Fine Arts in 1974. In 1993, he was promoted Chevalier des Arts et Lettres. In 1997, the first symptoms of Parkinson’s disease appeared. No longer able to paint, Bernard Buffet committed suicide in 1999. His austere and realistic paintings express fear, suffering, poverty and the experience of a generation marked by war.
Art pieces available
AKHINE·ALAN CRAIG·ALLARD FRED·ANNALU·ARMAN·ATASH METIS·BACON FRANCIS·BECKRICH PAUL·BELIN·BENHARROUCHE YOEL·BISCH THIERRY·BOCEK ANNA·BOTERO FERNANDO·BOUDRO·BRITTO ROMERO·BRUET THIERRY·BUFFET BERNARD·CASCINI NADIA·CATALANO BRUNO·CESAR·CHAGALL MARC·CHARLES PATRICK·CHÔVE PASCAL·CODERCH & MALAVIA·COLEMAN ROBIN·COMBAS ROBERT·CONI ROBERTA·D’IZARNY FRANCOIS·DALI SALVADOR·DE KEYZER DIRK·DE LEMPICKA TAMARA·DE SAINT-PHALLE NIKI·DEVILLE CHABROLLE MARIE-PAULE·DI CONCETTO LUCIANO·DI FAZIO PASQUALE·DIAZZI ROBERTA·DINE JIM·DUFY RAOUL·DURIX JULIEN·ERRO·ESTHER·ETIENNE·FIN DAC·FRANCIS SAM·GARASSUTA ROMAN·GELUCK PHILIPPE·GERSTEIN DAVID·GRIS 1·GULLY·HARING KEITH·HIQUILY PHILIPPE·HIRST DAMIEN·HOPARE·INDIANA ROBERT·JONONE·JOSEPHA·KLEIN YVES·KURAR·L7MATRIX·LAGRANGE MARC·LICHTENSTEIN ROY·LIOT ERIC·LOTHAR·LUO LI RONG·MACH DAVID·MADC·MARINETTI JULIEN·MASTERS ANNA·MATHIEU·MATHIEU GEORGES·MATISSE HENRI·MEGGIATO GIANFRANCO·MESSEG NIMROD·MIRO JOAN·MITRO·MR BRAINWASH·MR CENZ·NIELLY FRANCOISE·NOART·NOE_TWO·NOWART·OKUDA·ORLINSKI RICHARD·ORTIZ OMAR·PANTONE FELIPE·PASQUA PHILIPPE·PELTZER MARC·PICASSO PABLO·PICHI&AVO·PLANCHE REMI·PORZIONATO SILVIO·RAMOS MEL·ROTELLA MIMMO·ROUSSO PAUL·RUSSO PIERRE-YVES·SCHELTJENS ISABELLE·SCHIELE EGON·SEATY·SEEN·SHUCK2·SOCO·SONNY·SPEEDY GRAPHITO·STEVENS ANTOINE·VALDES MANOLO·VASARELY VICTOR·VERONESE MARCO·VITTORIOSO EMANUELE·WARHOL ANDY·WEISSBERG GAELLE·WESSELMANN TOM·WILKINS SOPHIE·ZHE REN·ZHENGJIE FENG