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BALTHUS (1908 - 2001), Painter, decorative designer, draughtsman, illustrator

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
BALTHUS (1908 - 2001), Painter, decorative designer, draughtsman, illustrator

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 29 February 1908, in Paris; died 18 February 2001, in Rossinière.

Painter (gouache), decorative designer, draughtsman, illustrator. Figure compositions, figures, nudes, portraits, interiors with figures, still-lifes, flowers, landscapes, mountainscapes. Stage sets.

Poetic Reality.

[not available online] [not available online] [not available online]Although of Polish origin, Balthus spent his early years in Paris before moving to Switzerland in

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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