"Oil On Canvas Signed Down At Michel Terrasse 1928-2002 Petit Neveu De Bonnard"Port of Rotterdam Oil on canvas by Michel Terrasse 1928-2002 91 cm x 65 cm
Michel TERRASSE 1928 - 2002 is Pierre Bonnard's little nephew and Antoine Terrasse's twin brother (critic and art historian).He was a painter, theatre decorator and book illustrator.
He exhibited in the biggest galleries in Paris such as the Bernheim Jeune avenue Matignon Gallery - the Paris gallery place François 1er - the Emmanuel David avenue Matignon Gallery etc.
Michel TERRASSE is Pierre BONNARD's little nephew. It is not an insult to him to present him in this way. Because this heavy filiation embarrassed him so little that he liked, on the contrary, to claim it.
Michel TERRASSE cut his stubborn path, without letting go of the Ariadne's line of tradition, he maintained a long-lasting dialogue with a history of post-impressionist painting and Fauvism. Thus he continued to pick out, among other aesthetic problems, that of pictorial composition, just as Pierre BONNARD had left him in the field.
The importance of the work he was maturing did not escape the notice of some of the most discerning connoisseurs of the world painting market. The famous collector WILDENSTEIN was one of them, who had bet on Michel TERRASSE very early on and kept his confidence in him until the end of his life.
Michel TERRASSE had a passion for the performing arts, mainly circus and dance. From the age of 25, he signed sets and costumes for the Opéra-comique, the Théâtre La Bruyère and the Paris Opera.
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