Painter and printmaker, André Brasilier’s work, a blend of abstraction and expressionism, draws inspiration from Japanese prints. Characterized by its poetic, illustrative attributes and flowing expanses of vivid colours and bold marks, Brasilier is known for his portrayal of a harmonious, dream-like, idyllic world. Horses, a prominent feature of his oeuvre, have been described by Brasilier as “a superb creation…Charged with symbolism, strength, dynamism and beauty”.
Born to a family of artists (both of Brasilier’s parents were painters), he began his studies at the École Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts at the age 20 and by 1952 was awarded the Prix Blumenthal. In 1952 he was awarded the Premier Grand Prix de Rome for Painting. He continues to live and work in Paris, France.
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