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Yves Brayer

 

French painter born in Versailles in 1907. He has been drawing and painting since his childhood.

He died in 1990 and is buried in les Baux de Provence where the YVES BRAYER MUSEUM will be inaugurated in September 1991.

Strongly attracted by mediterranean landscapes, Provence and Camargue will remain his favorite places until the end of his life.

Yves Brayer was born in Versailles in 1907. He studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Bourges and then in Paris. After stays in Spain in 1927 and Morocco in 1928, he won the Prix de Rome and spent three years at the Villa Medicis from 1930 to 1934.

Demobilized in Montauban, he moved to Cordes-sur-Ciel in the Tarn in 1940. A museum was dedicated to him in the most beautiful hall of the town hall in 1960.

At the Liberation, he left with his wife for Provence. He realizes that there are other harmonies than those of architectures created by man, those of pure and wild nature and he is soon fascinated by the diversity of the Alpilles, then by the expanses and the fauna of the Camargue. He soon settled in Provence for several months each year.

After his Spanish black period, then Italian ocher and red, he diversified his palette by introducing greens, pale yellows and a few blues. Strongly attracted by the Mediterranean landscapes, he returned to work in Spain and Italy, but Provence and the Camargue would remain his favorite places until the end of his life.

Died in 1990, he is buried in Les Baux-de Provence where the YVES BRAYER MUSEUM will be inaugurated in September 1991.

It is present in various museums and in many collections both in France and abroad. He was a professor at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière for fifty years, President of the Salon d'Automne for five years and, as a member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts, curator of the Marmottan Museum in Paris for more than eleven years.

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Un nouveau regard au Musée Brayer

02/06/2020

Article : La Provence

Editor Isabelle Appy

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La Gazette de Drouot

26/03/2010

Article : Yves BRAYER en noir et blanc

Editor Lydia Harambourg

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Côté Galeries

01/09/2009

Article : Yves Brayer Compagnon de route

Editor Emmanuelle Tenailleau

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La Gazette de Drouot

14/04/2006

Article : Yves Brayer carnets du Mexique

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La Gazette de Drouot

09/04/2004

Article : Yves Brayer et le voyage

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La Gazette de Drouot

04/10/2002

Editor Lydia Harambourg

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A l'heure du Sud

Article : Carnets - Brayer Voyageur

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Yves Brayer, painter fascinated by the Mediterranean light, great traveler, teaches us to look at the world and keep it in our memory.
His lively and colorful canvases perfectly illustrate the places where the painter lived and which we discover in the landscapes of Greece, Italy, Spain and Provence.
His muse and companion, Hermione, is perfectly evoked in Dominique Bona's poetic and strong preface text and in the painter's magnificent portraits.

Yves Brayer - Un nouveau regard

Yves Brayer, painter fascinated by the Mediterranean light, great traveler, teaches us to look at the world and keep it in our memory. His lively and colorful canvases perfectly illustrate the places where the painter lived and which we discover in the landscapes of Greece, Italy, Spain and Provence. His muse and companion, Hermione, is perfectly evoked in Dominique Bona's poetic and strong preface text and in the painter's magnificent portraits.

Editions des Falaises - Février 2020 - Préface de Dominique Bona

160 pages - 28 x 21 cm

19 €

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Yves Brayer was born in Versailles in 1907. He studied at the School of Fine Arts in Bourges and then in Paris. After stays in Spain in 1927 and in Morocco in 1928, he won the Prix de Rome and spent three years at the Villa Medici, from 1930 to 1934.
Demobilized in Montauban, he moved to Cordes-sur-Ciel in the Tarn in 1940. A museum was dedicated to him in the most beautiful room of the town hall in 1960.
At the Liberation, he left with his wife for Provence. He realizes that there are other harmonies than those of architectures created by man, those of pure and wild nature and he is soon fascinated by the diversity of the Alpilles, then by the expanses and the fauna of the Camargue. He soon settled in Provence, several months each year.
After his Spanish black period, then Italian ocher and red, he diversified his palette by introducing greens, pale yellows and a few blues. Strongly attracted by the Mediterranean landscapes, he returned to work in Spain and Italy, but Provence and the Camargue would remain his favorite places until the end of his life.
Died in 1990, he is buried in Les Baux-de-Provence where the Yves Brayer museum will be inaugurated in September 1991.
It is present in various museums and in many collections both in France and abroad. He was a professor at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière for fifty years, president of the Salon d'Automne for five years and, as a member of the Académie des beaux-arts, curator of the Marmottan museum in Paris for more than eleven years.

Yves Brayer - Provence, Camargue, Côte d'Azur, Cordes sur Ciel

Yves Brayer was born in Versailles in 1907. He studied at the School of Fine Arts in Bourges and then in Paris. After stays in Spain in 1927 and in Morocco in 1928, he won the Prix de Rome and spent three years at the Villa Medici, from 1930 to 1934. Demobilized in Montauban, he moved to Cordes-sur-Ciel in the Tarn in 1940. A museum was dedicated to him in the most beautiful room of the town hall in 1960. At the Liberation, he left with his wife for Provence. He realizes that there are other harmonies than those of architectures created by man, those of pure and wild nature and he is soon fascinated by the diversity of the Alpilles, then by the expanses and the fauna of the Camargue. He soon settled in Provence, several months each year. After his Spanish black period, then Italian ocher and red, he diversified his palette by introducing greens, pale yellows and a few blues. Strongly attracted by the Mediterranean landscapes, he returned to work in Spain and Italy, but Provence and the Camargue would remain his favorite places until the end of his life. Died in 1990, he is buried in Les Baux-de-Provence where the Yves Brayer museum will be inaugurated in September 1991. It is present in various museums and in many collections both in France and abroad. He was a professor at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière for fifty years, president of the Salon d'Automne for five years and, as a member of the Académie des beaux-arts, curator of the Marmottan museum in Paris for more than eleven years.

Editions des Falaises - Avril 2022 - Préface de Patrick de Carolis

136 pages - 28 x 21 cm

20 €

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Poster Yves Brayer "Un nouveau regard"

From 2020/10/15 to 2020/11/15

Poster Yves Brayer "Yves Brayer and Spain"

From 2018/10/11 to 2018/11/11

Poster Yves Brayer

From 2016/10/08 to 2016/11/08

Poster Yves Brayer "Before Rome"

From 2014/10/08 to 2014/11/08

Poster Yves Brayer "In black and white"

From 2012/09/08 to 2012/10/08

Poster Yves Brayer "In black and white"

From 2010/03/10 to 2010/04/20

Poster Yves Brayer "Painter and Traveller"

From 2007/11/20 to 2007/12/30

Poster Yves Brayer "Mexico notebooks, 1963"

From 2006/03/26 to 2006/04/26

Poster Yves Brayer "Capitals" or The praise of watercolour painting

From 2004/04/04 to 2004/05/04

Poster Yves Brayer "From Mediterranean to Bosphore" 1928 - 1948

From 2002/09/22 to 2002/11/08