Bernard Buffet

The French painter and graphic artist Bernard Buffet was born in Paris on July 10, 1929. In 1944 he began to study at the École des Beaux-Arts. As of 1945 he worked as a free artist, his first gallery exhibition takes place in 1947, however, it was not crowned with success. In 1948 he received the “Prix de la Critique” from the Paris art critics, this award makes him famous and his works are highly sought-after. Besides paintings, Bernard Buffet also made an extensive oeuvre of graphic art and also large sculptures.

Sadly, Bernard Buffet died in Tourtour 1999, committing suicide as the Parkinson disease had limited his abilities so much that he was not able to paint any longer.

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