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BARBANÇON, Christian or Chris (1940 - 1994), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
BARBANÇON, Christian or Chris (1940 - 1994), Painter

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 1940, in St-Germain-en-Laye; died 1994.


Christian Barbançon was originally a manual labourer. He first encountered oil painting in 1955 but did not begin to paint seriously until 1962 after a period in Algeria during the Algerian War. He worked in Paris.

He was one of that generation of young artists that turned away from the traditional institutions of the commercial art market,

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