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Bazaine, Jean

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B00014291
Bazaine, Jean

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 21 December 1904, in Paris; died 4 March 2001, in Clamart (Hauts-de-Seine).

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, draughtsman, engraver, illustrator. Murals, designs for tapestries, designs for mosaics, designs for stained glass, stage sets.

Jean Bazaine studied with the sculptor Landowski at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris at the same time as studying for a degree in literature. He remained very interested in writing, and in the arts and culture in general. Many of his friends were poets and often wrote prefaces for his exhibitions. In 1924, he turned from sculpture to painting. In 1936, he went for the first time to St-Guénolé in Finistère-Sud (Brittany). Fascinated by the sea and the play of light on water which became one of his main subjects, he returned there frequently and also visited the Netherlands from 1956. In 1937 he met Jacques Villon who became a close friend. He received the second mention at the International Exhibition of the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh in 1950. He visited Spain and the USA and found there inspiration for his work....

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Subjects: Painting ; Book Arts and Illustration ; Ceramic Arts, Pottery, and Glass ; Prints and Printmaking ; 20th-Century Art

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