Bernard Buffet Exhibition
25 juillet 2022 - 03 septembre 2022
Online exhibition - Collection Galerie ARY JAN

Bernard Buffet, described as the genius of the 20th century, aroused the interest and passion of the public worldwide by describing the anxiety and emptiness of the post-war period through his very personal use of black lines and sober colours.

From his earliest childhood, the artist developed a passion for drawing and painting. At the age of 15 he successfully passed the entrance exam to the ENSBA in Paris and joined Pierre Narbonne's studio. 

A precocious artist, he made his debut in 1946 at the "salon des moins de 30 ans" with a self-portrait and exhibited the following year at the salon des indépendants. In December 1947, he had his first exhibition presented by Pierre Descargues at the Librairie des Impressions d'Art organised by Guy Weelen and Michel Brient. At the age of 20, the Musée National d'Art Moderne in Paris bought him "Nature morte au poulet". 

He was soon introduced to collectors by the painter Jean Aujame. In 1948, a great collector of contemporary art, Doctor Maurice Girardin, was fascinated by the artist's work and bought a first work, then sixteen others between 1948 and 1953. In the same year, Buffet obtained an exclusive contract in the famous gallery of Emmanuel David and Armand Drouant. This contract will be shared with Maurice Garnier because Armand Drouant did not appreciate Bernard Buffet's painting. 

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  • Marcel Delmotte Collection Marcel Delmotte Collection
    Marcel Delmotte Collection
    16 février 2022
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    18 septembre 2020
  • LONDON ART WEEK LONDON ART WEEK
    LONDON ART WEEK
    28 juin 2019
  • Exhibition - GLANCE AT ORIENT Exhibition - GLANCE AT ORIENT
    Exhibition - GLANCE AT ORIENT
    03 juin 2019
  • RED - Two centuries of painting RED - Two centuries of painting
    RED - Two centuries of painting
    30 novembre 2018
  • Opening exhibition - Modèles - Opening exhibition - Modèles -
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    23 mars 2018
  • Jacques Majorelle, une invitation au voyage Jacques Majorelle, une invitation au voyage
    Jacques Majorelle, une invitation au voyage
    11 novembre 2017
  • One hundred years of painting, between Europe and Africa One hundred years of painting, between Europe and Africa
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    14 octobre 2016
  • Exhibition - Landscapes and Horsemen of the East Exhibition - Landscapes and Horsemen of the East
    Exhibition - Landscapes and Horsemen of the East
    02 juin 2016
  • Un regard sur l'Orient Un regard sur l'Orient
    Un regard sur l'Orient
    10 novembre 2015
  • Félix Ziem Exhibition - Nocturne Rive Droite event Félix Ziem Exhibition - Nocturne Rive Droite event
    Félix Ziem Exhibition - Nocturne Rive Droite event
    04 decembre 2014
  • Views of Paris, Parisian life Views of Paris, Parisian life
    Views of Paris, Parisian life
    22 mai 2014
  • Exhibition The Landscape Painting Exhibition The Landscape Painting
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    05 decembre 2013
  • Félix Ziem Exhibition Félix Ziem Exhibition
    Félix Ziem Exhibition
    02 avril 2013
  • Félix Ziem retrospective Félix Ziem retrospective
    Félix Ziem retrospective
    04 février 2011
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