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AVRIL, Armand (<i>born</i> 1926), Painter, sculptor, mixed media

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
AVRIL, Armand (born 1926), Painter, sculptor, mixed media

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 1926, in Lyons.

Painter, sculptor, mixed media. Figures.

Art Brut.

A self-taught artist, Avril originally worked in the silk industry. Between 1952 and 1968, he produced mainly paintings, turning in 1969 to montages in crude materials - roughly hewn painted wood, wine corks, clothes pegs, protruding nails. His work has aspects of both Art Brut influenced by Cubism and particularly

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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