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Andre Brasilier, 1929 | Fauve painter

André Brasilier is a French painter, who studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Art in Paris.
In his lifetime Brasilier has been the subject of over 100 solo exhibitions across 20 countries.
Brasilier has been the recipient of several awards including the 1952 Prix Florence Blumenthal and the 1953 Prix de Rome.

He resided at the villa Medicis in Rome from 1954-1957.
He now lives and works in Paris.
He creates canvasses that are a blend of abstraction, expressionism, and something distinctly his own.
His works often feature themes and motifs like horses, nature, music, and women and more particularly his wife and muse, Chantal.

In an intimate communion with nature, he draws his inspiration from its language, sounds, and colors, thus revealing the natural beauty of our surroundings.
Brasilier had his first retrospective of one hundred artworks from 1950-1980 at the Château de Chenonceau in 1980 and a retrospective exhibition at the Musée Picasso-Château Grimaldi in Antibes, the French Riviera, in 1988.
He has since been honored with major retrospectives both at Russia’s renowned State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg in 2005 and at the Museum Haus Ludwig für Kunstausstellungen Saarlois in Germany in 2007.

André Brasilier, nato il 29 ottobre 1929 a Saumur, è un pittore, acquerellista, litografo e ceramista Francese.
Alla ricerca dell'armonia tra costruzione plastica ed emozione, ispirato dalla vita, si definisce un pittore "trasfigurativo": secondo lui, la pittura è soprattutto una trasfigurazione della realtà e non del realismo.
André Brasilier è nato in una famiglia di pittori. Suo padre Jacques Brasilier è un pittore simbolista, vicino alla Nabis.
Entrò alla Beaux-Arts di Parigi nel 1949, nello studio di Maurice Brianchon.
Risiede a Roma a Villa Medici dal 1954-1957.

  • 1952 - Florence Blumenthal Award;
  • 1953 - Primo Grand Prix of Rome Painting;
  • 1961 - Premio Charles Morellet del Salon de la Jeune Peinture.