Camille Bombois  (French, 1883-1970) 

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Camille Bombois (French, 1883–1970) was a painter associated with the Naïve group, and best known for his fairground scenes and nudes. In 1907, he moved to Paris and worked at a newspaper printing plant while painting in his spare time. After Bombois served in World War I and returned to Paris, he began exhibiting his work on the sidewalks of Montmartre. In 1924, Wilhelm Uhde, the German collector who represented Naïve painter Henri Emilien Rousseau (French, 1875–1933), exhibited Bombois’s work and established his reputation as a Naïve artist. While Rousseau was known for his fantastical subject matter, Bombois favored scenes of everyday life. His paintings of circus performances are characterized by contrasting, bold colors, while some of his work has a more subdued palette, including Baigneuses Surprises (1930), a painting of two, partially-obscured nudes wading through a dark river. His work is currently held in several museum collections, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and Musée Maillol in Paris.

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Camille Bombois, The Old Port of Troo

 

Camille Bombois
The Old Port of Troo
circa 1927

Galerie St. Etienne
Camille Bombois, Les champs entre Locher et Amboise

 

Camille Bombois
Les champs entre Locher et Amboise
Daphne Alazraki Fine Art
Camille Bombois, Promenade de la Marne

 

Camille Bombois
Promenade de la Marne
Daphne Alazraki Fine Art
Camille Bombois, Au Parc

 

Camille Bombois
Au Parc
1937

Soufer Gallery
Camille Bombois, Le Clown Cheval

 

Camille Bombois
Le Clown Cheval
1925

Soufer Gallery
Camille Bombois, Vielle Masion a Compaiegne

 

Camille Bombois
Vielle Masion a Compaiegne
1935

Soufer Gallery
Camille Bombois, Dan le Pre

 

Camille Bombois
Dan le Pre
1930

Soufer Gallery
Camille Bombois, Le Maquereau

 

Camille Bombois
Le Maquereau
1935

Soufer Gallery
Camille Bombois, Les Levandieres au board du Ruisseau

 

Camille Bombois
Les Levandieres au board du Ruisseau
Soufer Gallery
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Camille Bombois, Promenade en bord de lac

 

Camille Bombois
Promenade en bord de lac
oil on canvas

 

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Camille Bombois, Arnay-le-Duc

 

Camille Bombois
Arnay-le-Duc, 1926
oil on canvas

 

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Camille Bombois, Rivière avec pêcheurs

 

Camille Bombois
Rivière avec pêcheurs
painting on panel

 

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1883   Born in Vénaray-les-Laumes, France
1908   Married and moved to Paris
1921   Painted his first pictures
1924   Wilhelm Uhde discovers the first pictures of Bombois
1927   First exhibition with the „Painters of the Sacred Heart”
1970   Died in Paris