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BONJOUR, Benjamin (<i>born</i> 1917), Painter, pastellist

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
BONJOUR, Benjamin (born 1917), Painter, pastellist

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Swiss, 20th century, male.

Born 1917, in French-speaking Switzerland.

Painter, pastellist.

Art Brut.

Benjamin Bonjour was an erstwhile hawker who lived for many years in seclusion with his two sisters after suffering a nervous breakdown. His only distraction was to spend his days drawing large pastels of squares that took the form of ogival stained glass windows that gradually rounded out into representations of houses, apples and

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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