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Bernard Buffett
1928 - 1999

Paintings

Bernard Buffet, French expressionist painter born in 1928 and died in 1999, developed a very personal figurative style throughout his career.

 

He began drawing and painting at a very young age, and in 1942 he attended evening classes in Paris and won the entrance exam to the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in December 1943 at the age of 15.

 

In 1948, Emmanuel David offered him an exclusive contract, which was later shared with Maurice Garnier.

Since 1973 a museum is dedicated to him in Japan in Higashino.

The Museum of Modern Art in Paris and the Museum of Montmartre organized a retrospective in 2017.