Bernard Buffet

(French, 1928–1999)

the blue clown by bernard buffet

Bernard Buffet

The Blue Clown, 1985

arums by bernard buffet

Bernard Buffet

ARUMS, 1983

azalia by bernard buffet

Bernard Buffet

Azalia, 1965

cafe au bord de la route by bernard buffet

Bernard Buffet

Cafe au Bord de la Route, 1981

chavigny by bernard buffet

Bernard Buffet

Chavigny, 1976

delphiniums by bernard buffet

Bernard Buffet

Delphiniums, 1965

deux chalutiers by bernard buffet

Bernard Buffet

Deux Chalutiers, 1991

fleurs fond blanc by bernard buffet

Bernard Buffet

Fleurs fond blanc, 1968

fleurs jaunes dans une théière by bernard buffet

Bernard Buffet

Fleurs jaunes dans une théière, 1999

hotel camapagne by bernard buffet

Bernard Buffet

Hotel Camapagne, 1990

ile de la cité by bernard buffet

Bernard Buffet

Ile de la Cité, 1988

lauren-rose by bernard buffet

Bernard Buffet

Lauren-Rose, 1990

le château de la baume by bernard buffet

Bernard Buffet

Le Château de la Baume, 1997

le ferme de la meline by bernard buffet

Bernard Buffet

Le Ferme de la Meline, 1976

le grand bouquet by bernard buffet

Bernard Buffet

Le grand bouquet, 1999

masion rose au bord de l'eau by bernard buffet

Bernard Buffet

Masion rose au bord de L'eau, 1997

nature morte au pot à café et cendrier by bernard buffet

Bernard Buffet

NATURE MORTE AU POT À CAFÉ ET CENDRIER, 1978

petit flower by bernard buffet

Bernard Buffet

Petit flower, 1955

portrait by bernard buffet

Bernard Buffet

Portrait, 1949

roses rouges et lys by bernard buffet

Bernard Buffet

Roses rouges et lys, 1996

saint-tropez, le port by bernard buffet

Bernard Buffet

Saint-Tropez, le Port, 1993

still life by bernard buffet

Bernard Buffet

Still Life, 1991

still life by bernard buffet

Bernard Buffet

Still Life, 1964

untitled by bernard buffet

Bernard Buffet

Untitled, 1993

Biography

Timeline

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 travelled 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

Exhibitions

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)

Public Collections

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