Signed lithograph by Bernard Buffet

Nr. 2451 | 3.800,--Euro
Lithograph "Bouquet of flowers"
Bernard Buffet
Bernard Buffet
Signatur Bernard Buffet
Buffet signierte Lithograpßhie
Einzelnes Art Déco Pfeilerschränkchen
Einzelnes Art Déco Pfeilerschränkchen
Einzelnes Art Déco Pfeilerschränkchen
Einzelnes Art Déco Pfeilerschränkchen

Lithograph “Bouquet of flowers”

Signed: Bernard Buffet

No. 115 of 180 Expl.

Height: 86,5 cm | Width: 65,5 cm

3.800,– €

( incl. 19 % VAT to be shown)

French painter who lived from

1928-1999 lived.

Bernard Buffet

Bernard Buffet (1928-1999) was a French painter and graphic artist. He became known for his characteristic style, often referred to as “l’homme tout seul” (the lonely man). Buffet’s artwork is characterized by clean lines, reduced color palettes, and a certain melancholy. He was part of the Nouvelle École de Paris and was noted by both critics and the general public throughout his career.

Buffet was prolific and created a variety of paintings, prints like the “Bouquet of flowers” and also sculptures. His works can be found in many international collections, including museums, galleries, and private collections. Some of his paintings are also in French museums such as the Musée d’Orsay in Paris.


Bernard Buffet studied art history at the Lycée Carnot and from 1943 to 1945 at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Buffet joined with other painters to form the group “L’homme-témoin” and belonged to the scene of the artistic avant-garde. In the late 1940s, painters Maurice Utrillo and Georges Rouault introduced their friend Buffet to art dealer Maurice Girandin, who signed him up. In the years that followed, Buffet developed a distinctive and realistic style whose models included Rembrandt van Rijn, Théodore Géricault, Gustave Courbet, Henri Edmond Cross, and Vincent van Gogh.

He was celebrated as a painter of existentialism, was at times considered the legitimate successor of Pablo Picasso and achieved prices like the latter.
In 1949, Jean Negulesco bought 21 of his works, later rose to become the No. 1 collector, and was able to show some of Buffet’s works in his films in Hollywood; many of Buffet’s works were sold by Negulesco to his friends Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Alfred Hitchcock, Kirk Douglas, and John Huston.[1]
From 1950 to 1958, Bernard Buffet lived with Pierre Bergé.[2] In 1958, Bernard Buffet and singer and actress Annabel Schwob married. The couple adopted three children[3]: Virginie (b. 1962), Danielle (b. 1963) and Nicolas (b. 1973). In the same year, the New York Times counted him among France’s Fabulous Young Five, alongside Brigitte Bardot, Roger Vadim, Françoise Sagan and Yves Saint Laurent, and he was considered a star of the painting scene.
Buffet, who later developed Parkinson’s disease and was no longer able to work, took his own life in 1999 at his home in Tourtour.

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