Andre Brasilier

Beloosesky Gallery is interested in purchasing original paintings by Andre Brasilier. 

Please call (917) 749-4577 or email us at info@beloosesky.com

 

Born into an artistic family in 1929, Andre Brasilier has spent more than half a century creating canvasses that are a blend of abstraction, expressionism, and something distinctly his own.  His works often feature themes and motifs such as horses, nature, music, and women.  Brasilier's art is known around the world, from Japan to the United States.  in 2005 he was the subject of an exhibition/retrospective at St. Petersburg, Russia's Hermitage Museum.  
 

Andre Brasilier likes to paint the human form. For him it measures the importance of a painter by his or her abilities at portraying this human form. The artist loves, above all, life, and in all of its forms. A lover of music, his exhibition in 1959 was entitled "Autour de la musique" ("About Music"). "All is beautiful in music, the discipline of the orchestra, the harmony of a quartet…. As for nature, I've always liked landscapes, pastoral scenes".  

As a young artist, Brasilier stayed at the Villa Medici. He wanted to discover the world. And so, he traveled a great deal around Europe: Holland, Germany, Norway, Sweden, etc. 

During his studies at the Institut des Beaux-Arts he learned above all things, the importantance of the composition. Before making any sketch, he tired to compose the painting in his mind. His beliefe being if composition is at the base of all painting, in the end, it must be forgotten or overlooked, the public must not notice it. All of this characterizes his painting, and it's no doubt what makes him able to touch people of different cultures.
 

Brasilier likes to express himself in large sizes. He likes ample and generous gestures. To him, the impact of a work of large dimensions allows the viewer to better absorb it. A large canvass can even have an entrancing power over the person looking at it. Some subjects require grand proportions. But the choice of large format comes overall from his research into the spontaneity of gestures. When he paints, he wants to feel life in his movements, as life is found in the gallop of a horse or in the undertow of the sea.

 

Biography from the Archives of AskART

 

 

Timeline

1929
Born in Saumur, in Anjou. His parents were painters.

1949
Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts (Fine Arts School)

1952
Florence Blumenthal Price Award

1953
Premier Grand Prix de Rome of painting

1954
Stay at Villa Médicis

1957
Travels around the world

1959
First lithography in Mourlot's workshop, Jacques Sorlier adviser
First exhibition in Paris, galerie Drouet, with music as the chosen theme

1960
First exhibition at the galerie Weil, à Paris
Prix de Villeneuve-sur-Lot Award

1962
Exhibition in New York, David B. Findlay Gallery

1963
Exhibition in New York, David B. Findlay Gallery

1964
Exhibition at the Weil Gallery. Chosen theme : Cadre Noir de Saumur ( the famous training school of cavalry)

1969
First exhibition at galerie de Paris
First exhibition in Tokyo, Yoshii Gallery
Exhibition at the Centre Gildas Fardel, Nantes Museum

1971
Exhibition in Caracas, Arte Gallery
Exhibition in New York, David B. Findlay Gallery

1972
Exhibition at Galerie de Paris

1974
Exhibition of lithographs and tapestries at the Vision Nouvelle Gallery, in Paris
Exhibition at Yoshii Gallery, in Tokyo

1976
Exhibition at Galerie de Paris

1979
Exhibition at Galerie Matignon, Paris

1980
First retrospective (1950-1980), 100 artworks at the Château de Chenonceau

1983
Exhibition of watercolors, Galerie des Chaudronniers, in Genève
Exhibition in Tokyo, Nichido Gallery

1985
Exhibition in New York, Hammer Gallery
Decoration and costumes for "Ciboulette", a Reynaldo Hahn's play, staged by Pierre Jourdan

1987
Mosaic work (15 x 3m) in Vence, Provence

1988
Exhibition in Vancouver (Canada), Buschlen-Mowatt Gallery
Retrospective exhibition at the Musée Picasso-Château Grimaldi in Antibes (French Riviera)
Médaille de Vermeil, distinction granted by the Ville de Paris
Exhibition at the Hopkins-Thomas Gallery, Paris

1989
Exhibition retrospective "Hommage à André Brasilier", in Angers. Chevalet d'or dinstinction

1990
Exhibition in Tokyo, Nichido Gallery

1991
Publication of "Harmonies", an album of 10 lithographs presented at Drouot Montaigne, Paris - Text by Yann le Pichon

1992
Publication of the "Catalogue Raisonné des lithographies", Editions Callithos
"André Brasilier à Bagatelle" : Mairie de Paris, exhibition retrospective organized par Didier Jumaux & Partenaires, Paris

1993
Exhibition at the Château de Sédières, in Corrèze

1994
Exhibition in Menton, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Palais Carnolés

1995
Exhibition in Tokyo, Nichido Gallery
Ceramics exhibition at Landrot gallery, Paris
Exhibition at the Arsenal de Metz
Paintings exhibition at the Galerie Bac Saint-Germain, Paris
Watercolors exhibition, Buschlen-Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver

1996
Exhibition at Soufer Gallery, New York
Large exhibition at Château de Vascoeuil, in Normandie
Permanent exhibition at the Galerie Bac Saint-Germain

1997
Exhibition in Tokyo, Nichido Gallery
Exhibition in Verden, Germany

1998
Exhibition in Tokyo, Printemps Ginza

1999
Watercolors exhibition in Paris, Nichido Gallery, Paris
Exhibition in Stuttgart, Germany, Bühler Gallery
Exhibition in Nice, Garden Gallery
Exhibition in Genève, Swizerland, Les Salles du Palais Gallery

2002
Exhibition in Tokyo, Mitsukoshi department store, Nihombashi

2003
Publication of the "Catalogue raisonné of paintings 1982-2002", Editions Acatos

2004
Exhibition at the Château de Mainau, on the Constance Lake, Germany

2005
In april, exhibition at the Schüller Gallery, Munich, Germany
In may, watercolors exhibition at the Galerie Barès, Paris
September to november : Exhibition-retrospective at the Hermitage Museum, Saint-Pétersbourg, Russia

2006
March 22 - June 3 : Retrospective exhibition at Espace des Arts, Paris, France.
October 10 - April 15, 2007 : Retrospective exhibition in five cities in Japan
Tokyo, Nagoya, Niigata, Sapporo, Fukuoka. 
November 24 - January 24, 2007 :  "André Brasilier chez La Fontaine"
Exhibition in the Jean de La Fontaine Museum
Château-Thierry (02400) - France.
December 9 - January 14, 2007 : 
Exhibition in Haarlem, The Netherlands.
E.J. van Wisselingh & Co.  (www.wisselingh.com)

2007
March  04 - March  25 Exhibition in Saarlouis, Germany.?Museum Haus Ludwig für kunstausstellungen.

2008
May 12
Inaugural ceremony for the Chapel of Saint -Blaise
City of Pompadour - 19230 - France.
September 25 - November 22
Etchings - Illustrated books
Bibliothèque Louis-Nucéra
Nice - 06200 - France

2009
Itinerant exhibition in Japan.
Tokyo, Sendaï, Nagoya, Fukuoka.

2010
May - June
Exhibition Gallery Artbank 
Séoul.  South Korea.
June 13 - November 28
Exhibition in Château de Chenonceau
City of Chenonceaux - 37150 - France.