Bernard Buffet "Flowers" 1968 lithograph w/ certificate of authenticity
Buffet was born in Paris, France, and studied art there at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts. In 1946, he had his first painting shown, a self-portrait, at the Salon des Moins de Trente Ans at the Galerie Beaux-Arts. He had at least one major exhibition every year. In 1955, he was awarded the first prize by the magazine Connaissance des arts, which named the 10 best post-war artists. In 1958, at the age of 30, the first retrospective of his work was held at the Galerie Charpentier. On 23 November 1973, the Bernard Buffet Museum was founded by Kiichiro Okano, in Surugadaira, Japan. At the request of the French postal administration in 1978, he designed a stamp depicting the Institut et le Pont des Arts – on this occasion the Post Museum arranged a retrospective of his works. Buffet created more than 8,000 paintings and many prints as well. Buffet committed suicide at his home in Tourtour, southern France, on 4 October 1999. He was suffering from Parkinson's disease and was no longer able to work. This lithograph from 1968 is entitled "Flowers" and comes with a certificate of authenticity. It measures approx 11.5"H x 9"W unframed but comes to you framed as shown.