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André Brasilier

A French painter, Brasilier was born in 1929 to a family of artists. He studied at l’École des Beaux-Art in Paris.

Blending abstraction and expressionism, Brasilier’s lyrical, dreamlike paintings are a blend of abstraction and expressionism and reflect a reverence for nature.

His wife Chantal is often featured in his work, as are horses, which he described as “a superb creation... charged with symbolism, strength, dynamism, and beauty.”

Brasilier received the Prix Blumenthal Award in 1952 and the Premier Grande Prix de Rome in 1953. He resided at the Villa Medici in Rome from 1954 to 1957.

He had his first retrospective of one hundred artworks at the Château de Chenonceau in 1980, with subsequent retrospective exhibits at the Musée Picasso-Château Grimaldi, Russia's State Hermitage Museum, and the Museum Haus Ludwig für Kunstausstellungen Saarlois in Germany.

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