Maurice Buffet (1909-2000) - Sables d'Olonne - Signed Gouache flag


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"Maurice Buffet (1909-2000) - Sables d'Olonne - Signed Gouache"
Maurice Buffet (1909-2000)

Les Sables d'Olonne, Cayola Bay
Gouache on paper signed lower left
Framed under glass

Format (view) : 19 x 25 cm
Size (frame) : 36,5 x 43 cm

After studying the art of stained glass with the master glass artist Jacques Grüber, he studied at the École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs and then at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Paris, in the studio of André Devambez, from 1927 to 1929.
Taken prisoner in June 1940, he escaped and went to the free zone in Lyon. He stayed there for 18 months. Now that he was in hiding, he could devote himself fully to painting.
It was in 1946, at the Carmine Gallery, that he held his first exhibition. It was a complete success with the public and the critics, and particularly with Gertrude Stein. His painting interested other painters who invited him to participate in various groups such as Poésie du Réel, Réalité Poétique and Les Trois Dimensions (Durand Ruel).
In 1948, Bernard Buffet made a remarkable and well-publicised entry into the world of painting. Maurice Buffet was then forced to give up the Parisian galleries because of the risk of confusion. But should he change his name when he was already well known...? Maurice Buffet persisted: he devoted himself for some time to the study of nature in order to free himself from all foreign influences and to deepen his vision of reality.
In 1955, he took part in the Salon Les Grands et les Jeunes d'aujourd'hui and won his first mention at the Grand Prix de la Ville de Paris.
In 1958, he became a member of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts and became vice-president of its painting section.
From the 1960s onwards, he had numerous exhibitions in the provinces, in Paris and abroad: New York, Brussels, Bern, Tokyo...
In 1977, he received the Puvis de Chavannes Prize from the Société Nationale des Beaux Arts.
In June 2001, an exhibition of works discovered in his studio after his death was organised at the Galerie Rappin-Gabillet in Paris: "The paintings of Maurice Buffet, an artist who truly deserves to be recognised as a master, constitute a magnificent rediscovery for professionals and amateurs alike." -Artcult (news archive), Maurice Buffet at the Rappin-Gabillet Gallery, July 1, 2001
Price : 260 €
Period:20th Century
Style:Modern Art
Condition : Très bon état

Material : Gouache

Reference : 770418
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