Andre Brasilier, French (1929 - )

Born into an artistic family in 1929, 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 like horses, nature, music, and women.  Brasilier’s art is known around the world, from Japan to the United States.  He was recently the subject of an exhibition/retrospective at St. Petersburg, Russia’s renowned Hermitage Museum.  The Net Cristal team caught up with him to find out about his views on art, inspiration, and what’s going on next in his busy calendar of events.

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
First lithography in Mourlot's workshop, Jacques Sorlier adviser
First exhibition in Paris, galerie Drouet, with music as the chosen theme
First exhibition at the galerie Weil, à Paris
Prix de Villeneuve-sur-Lot Award
Exhibition in New York, David B. Findlay Gallery
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)
First exhibition at galerie de Paris
First exhibition in Tokyo, Yoshii Gallery
Exhibition at the Centre Gildas Fardel, Nantes Museum
Exhibition in Caracas, Arte Gallery
Exhibition in New York, David B. Findlay Gallery
Exhibition at Galerie de Paris
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
First retrospective (1950-1980), 100 artworks at the Château de Chenonceau
Exhibition of watercolors, Galerie des Chaudronniers, in Genève
Exhibition in Tokyo, Nichido Gallery
Exhibition in New York, Hammer Gallery
Decoration and costumes for "Ciboulette", a Reynaldo Hahn's play, staged by Pierre Jourdan
Mosaic work (15 x 3m) in Vence, Provence
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
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
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
Exhibition at Soufer Gallery, New York
Large exhibition at Château de Vascoeuil, in Normandie
Permanent exhibition at the Galerie Bac Saint-Germain
Exhibition in Tokyo, Nichido Gallery
Exhibition in Verden, Germany
1998 Exhibition in Tokyo, Printemps Ginza
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.  (


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


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
Artist's Gallery


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