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COUTANT, Bernard (<i>born</i> 1920), Painter, mixed media

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
COUTANT, Bernard (born 1920), Painter, mixed media

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 29 September 1920.

Painter, mixed media.

Art Brut.

Bernard Coutant was ordained as a priest in April 1949 and devoted himself fully to painting after his retirement, living with the Petites Sœurs des Pauvres in Saintes. Earlier, in 1941-1942, he had already begun to use paint as a medium of expression and maintained a correspondence with Chaissac.

His output was prolific, numbering over

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