Bernard Lorjou, born in Blois in 1908 and died in 1986, is a French painter. At the end of the Second World War and during the 1950s, he was one of the most famous French painters of the time, with buffet sardard, jean carzou, manessier and a few others. Wishing to become a painter, he left Blois to bet where he discovered manet while attending the anarchists of the "libertarian".Shortly after, at the age of 17, he was an apprentice colorist at the French drawing workshop ducharne. He became a maquettist and drawer in silk. Later, his creations in this field dress celebrities such as the duchess of windsor or marlene dietrich. He also met yvonne mot and his future companion, with whom he would marry in 1968, a few weeks before his death of leukemia. With the help of the critic Jean bouret, he founded with michel thompson the anti-abstract movement the man witness of his time. The group's first exhibition took place in Paris in 1948. In the same year, he shared with buffet the price of criticism.
The latter participated in the second exhibition of the witness man in 1949. The third and final one took place in November 1962 with only yvonne motet, at the ball of the red mill. In 1953, he met domenica walter-guillaume5 who put him in contact with the art merchant Georges wilddenstein, the duchess of windsor, edgar Faure, arthur honegger and other personalities. Farouche adversary of abstract art, Lorjou will describe it in an open letter to the president of the republic "as imbecile, stateless, empty, art of degenerate...
Becomes by the will of your minister of cuture, the French official art". In 1960, he signed another open letter in favour of the painter david alfaro siqueiros, who was then imprisoned in Mexico and who thanked him for his presence during the opening of the assassination of sharon tate at the Galliera Museum on 14 October 1970. An irascible and fanciful figure, in 1977 he circulated a petition for the defense of French art and against beaubourg, which he did not hesitate to. Affixing the word of cambron because he represented for him this official art which he particularly execrates. In a figurative dreamlike style, he is often regarded by critics as an expressionist.A self-taught artist, he defined himself as the "black beast" of museum curators. In the movement of the salon of the young painting of the new school of betting, he exhibited to the salon of painters witnesses of their time and to the autumn salon throughout his life after the Second World War. He spent the last years of his life in Saint-denis-sur-loire.
Bernard Lorjou (September 9, 1908 January 26, 1986) was a french painter of expression and a founding member of the anti-abstract art group "l'homme veilleur". Lorjou was born in Blois, in the Loire and expensive department of france. Born to an impoverished family just before world war i, lorjou was to receive the bulk of his education, as he put it, in the streets. At the age of 13, with his desire to learn to paint, he leaves his home for betting.
There, lorjou lives through early years of hardship and often find hisself sleeping in metro and train stations while working without pay as an errand boy for a printing house. He evenly find a position as a silk designer where he meets his future wife yvonne mottet, also an artist and painter. Lorjou find success as a Silk designer.
Over the next 30 years, his designs not only adorn the bodies of many of the world's most promising women but also provide Him an income that allows Him to paint on a full time basis. Lorjou exhibits for the first time at the salon des independents in 1928.
During journeys through spain in 1931, he is strangled by the expressive strong styles of the artists el greco, velasquez, and most of all goya. Inspired by goya, Lorjou begins painting socio-political events.In 1948, he shares the criticals award with bernard buffet. In the same year, Lorjou forms the art group lhomme witness with art critical jean bouret by declaring that "man is an eater of red meat, fried potatoes, fruit and cheese". The group bands together in an effort to defend figurative painting against the abstract movement and will eventually attract other artists such as bernard buffet, jean couty, andré minaux, charazac, and simone dat. Over the next 30 years Lorjous reputation as a painter becomes more established.
His work and style go through a series of transformations, the only constant being the power of his images and the rich precision of his use of vibrant color. Lorjou is supported by prominent art figures like georges wildenstein and domestica walter, the widow of paul guillaume. Lorjou comes known for his extravagant exhibits and combative spirit. His works are exhibited ideally through the world, namely in france, the united states, and in japan. On January 26, 1986, at the age of 77, lorjou dies from an act asthma attack at his home in st.Lorjous body of work included thousands of paintings, a collection wood engravings, ceramic and bronze sculptures, lithographs, illustrated books, socially oriented posters, contained glass windows, and murals. Figurative alternative or young painting. After the Second World War, the 1950s in France were characterized by the expression of existential questions, reflecting the anguish and uncertainties of a humanity that discovered the extent of Nazi horror, and then the disillusionment of the cold war. This period reveals a new generation of painters matured early by the suffering and deprivations of the black years. They propose a vision of the world in which man, and not a literate man, occupies a central place. Half a century has passed.
The time has come to pay tribute to these artists, to these collectors, both public and private, who have been eager to defend a figurative alternative to conquering labor. Françoise adnet, paul aizpiri, jean-pierre alaux, guy bardone, richard bellias, andré brasilier, bernard buffet, jacques buste, jean-marie calmettes, jean chevolleau, paul collomb, jean commère, jean cortot, daniel dalmbert, michel de gallard, rené genis, raymond warrior, vincent guignebert, vincent guirmand, paul guiramand, camille hilar, jean Jansem, jacques lagrange, bernard lorjou, jean marzelle, andré minaux, marcel soft, michel patrix, pierre-henry, jean pollet, raoul pradier, daniel ravel, paul rebeyrolle, claude schürr, michel thompon, maurice verdier, claude weisbuch, nouvelle école de paris. The item "Bernard lorjou (1908-1986) lithography young painting nle school de paris" has been on sale since Tuesday, April 1, 2014.
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