Bernard Buffet

(French, 1928 - 1999)

clown au petit chapeau by bernard buffet

Bernard Buffet

Clown au petit chapeau, 1989

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la sainte-chapelle by bernard buffet

Bernard Buffet

La Sainte-Chapelle, 1988

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Biographie

Chronologie

1928
Born in Paris, France
1939
Entered the Lycée Carnot, Paris, France
1943
Expelled from the Lycée Carnot. Started attending an evening class in drawing.
Entered at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France
1945
Left the École des Beaux-Arts and traveled to Brittany with his mother
1947
Met the writer Pierre Descargues, who became one of his earliest and most ardent supporters, writing the catalogue preface for his first one-man show in 1947
1948
Emmanuel David offered Buffet an exclusive contract with his gallery, shared with art dealer Maurice Garnier
Recipient, Prix de la Critique (Critic's Prize) from the Paris art critics, Paris, France
1955
Elected the most important post-war artist by the art magazine Connaissance des Arts
1958
The New York Times magazine ranked him one of France's Fabulous Young Five alongside such contemporaries as Yves Saint-Laurent
1971
Appointed Knight of the Honorary Legion, France

Expositions

2010 - 2011
Bernard Buffet et la Provence, Musée Bernard Buffet, Surugadaira, Japan (solo)
2010
Bernard Buffet : Huiles et aquarelles, Galerie DIL, Paris, France (solo)
Bernard Buffet, Galerie Pascale Froessel, Strasbourg, France (solo)
2009
Bernard Buffet, Centre de la Vieille Charité, Marseille (solo)
2007
Auktion 24, Lehr, Auktionshaus und Galerie, Berlin, Germany
2006
Rétrospective, Gemeentemuseum den haag, La Haye, The Netherlands (solo)
La force de l'art - Superdefense, Galeries naitonales du Grand Palais, Paris, France
2005
Tauchfahrten, Zeichnung als Reportage, Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany
1996
Musée des Beaux-arts de Kaoshiung, Taiwan (solo)
1995
The Odakyu Museum, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
1994
Documents Halle, Kassel, Germany (solo)
1993
Gustave Courbet Museum, Ornans, France (solo)

Collections publiques

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA
National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
Tate Gallery, London, UK