Thursday, February 21, 2008

"Peindre, c'est la vie, la vraie vie, ma vie"

Victor Brauner (1903-1966) was a Romanian Jewish painter. He was born in Piatra Neamt, Romania, the son of a timber manufacturer who subsequently settled in Vienna with his family for a few years. It is there that young Victor attended elementary school. When his family returned to the country in 1914, he continued his studies at the Evangelical school in Braila; he began to be interested in zoology in that period. He then attended the Art School in Bucharest (1919-1921). He started painting landscapes in the manner of Paul Cézanne . Then, as he testified himself, he went through all the stages: "Dadaist, Abstractionist, Expressionist". In 1930 he settled in Paris. In 1935 Brauner returned to Bucharest. He joined the ranks of the Romanian Communist Party for a short while, without a very firm conviction. In 1938 he returned definitely to France.

Source: Wikipedia

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