- Jean Arcelin
- Laurence Bost
- Yves Brayer
- Françoise Caillette-Deneubourg
- Philippe Charles Jacquet
- Ronan Olier
- Julian Taylor
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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Yves Brayer - Un nouveau regard
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