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BETTENCOURT, Pierre (<i>born</i> 1917), Sculptor, painter, writer

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
BETTENCOURT, Pierre (born 1917), Sculptor, painter, writer

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 1917, in St-Maurice (Seine-Maritime).

Sculptor, painter, writer. Figures.

Pierre Bettencourt was a self-taught and solitary artist. In 1953 he had an important encounter with Dubuffet, who gave him the idea of expressing his art by collecting materials with which to create high-reliefs.

From 1956 onwards he showed work in numerous collective exhibitions, often featuring fantasy, the surreal, or collage. Other exhibitions

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