Andre Brasilier Numbered Lithograph “Amsterdam” 1970
André Brasilier, French, 20th century. Born 29 October 1929, in Saumur. Painter, watercolourist, engraver, lithographer. Figures, nudes, portraits, genre scenes, sporting subjects, horse racing scenes, landscapes with figures, landscapes, still-lifes, flowers, animals. Designs for tapestries.Andre Brasilier was the son of the painter Jacques Brasilier. After studying in Saumur and St-Germain-en-Lave, he joined Brianchon’s studio in 1949 at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He was awarded the Prix Florence-Blumenthal in 1952 and the Grand Prix de Rome in 1953. He lived at the Villa de’ Medicis from 1954 to 1957. He also received the Prix Charles-Morellet at the Salon de la Jeune Peinture in 1961 and the Prix de Villeneuve-sur-Lot in 1962.Brasilier’s paintings are populated by beautiful, elegant women, respectable nudes and high-class gentlemen and are set in pleasant Val-de-Loire backgrounds, resplendent with landscapes and charming towns. Revealing the distant inspiration of Gauguin and the well-assimilated influence of certain other artists, Brasilier depicts a peaceful, comfortable world, free from care, in a very simple, stylish manner, with delicate harmonies bathed in accommodating sunlight.
Brasilier took part in group exhibitions from 1956, including many in Paris: at the Salon de la Jeune Peinture; regularly at the Salon d’Automne, at the Ecole de Paris exhibition at the Galerie Charpentier (1954-1957); at the Paris Biennale (1961 and 1963); and at the Salon Comparaisons (1961-1964). Mainly, however, he showed his work in solo exhibitions, including: at the Galerie Drouet in Paris (1959); at the Galerie Weil in Paris (1960 and 1964); at the David B. Finlay Gallery in New York (1962, 1971 and 1974); at the Atelier Mourlot in Paris (1964); at the Galerie Guiot in Paris (1967); at the Galeria de Paris (1969,1972 and 1976); at the Yoshii Gallery in Toyko (1969, 1974 and 1977); at the Galerie Matignon. In Paris (1979); a first retrospective at the Chateau de Chenonceau in Paris (1980), at the Nichido Gallery in Tokyo (1983); retrospective at the Musee Picasso in Antibes (1988): at The Galerie Hopkins-Thomas and the Galerie Etienne Sassi in Paris (1988); at the Hammer Gallery in New York (1989); Andre Brasilier a Bagatelle at the Hotel de Ville in Paris (1992); at the Galerie Elysee-Matignon in Paris (1993); and at the Gallery Bac St-Germain in Paris (2002).Bibliography: Valensi, Raphael, Andre Brasilier, La Bibliotheque des Arts, Paris, Ides et Calendes, Neuchatel, 1978. Le Pichon, Yann, Andre Brasilier, ses transfigurations, Seguier, Paris, 1989. Harambourg, Lydia, L’Ecole de Paris, 1945-1965 Dictionnaire des Peintres, Ides et Calendes, Neuchatel, 1993. Brasilier, Andre/Harambourg, Lydia, Andre Brasilier: visites, Acatos, Lausanne, 2003 (text in English and French). Harambourg, Lydia/Bouillot, R., ‘Andre Brasilier’ in 2 vol, monograph, catalogue raisonne, Acatos, Lausanne, 2003.Dimensions: 19 1/2 x 24 15/16 inches. Medium: Color lithograph. Creation Date: 1970. Numbered 124/300