André Brasilier

1929

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Quote, price and estimation of the artist André Brasilier

Price of a painting: 4,100 – 153,600 €.

Average estimate for a drawing: 150 – 21,100 €.

Price of a print: 80 – 1,700€.

Average artist’s rating for a ceramic: 230 – 2,100 €.

An intimacy between the artist and nature

André Brasilier, a French painter known for his works often depicting nature, spent more than half a century creating canvases that are a mixture of abstraction, expressionism, and something of his own. His works often feature themes and motifs such as horses, music and women.  André Brasilier, whose parents were also painters, was born in 1929 in Saumur, France, and showed a natural penchant for painting from his youth. The artist entered the Ecole des Beaux-Arts at the age of 20, building an incredibly long and unique artistic career that has remained distinctive over the years.

The price of his works of art has risen in recent years, and they are often sold at various international auctions. In the most simplistic and romantic settings, the artist easily transports us into surrealist landscapes, which enlighten the soul with dreamlike infusions of figures in the simplicity of colours, shapes and forms. In intimate communion with nature, he draws his inspiration from its language, sounds and colours, revealing the natural beauty of our environment.

Horses became the focus of his work because of their harmony with nature. The horse started to give a sense of scale, offering interesting dialogues with the proportions of the sea and the sky. Brasilier loves life, and for him horses become important catalysts of pleasure, with their shapes and ardour.

Non-figurative art in figuration

Although Brasilier bases his painting on reality, he is not a realist painter, as Bernard de Montgolfier explained: One could say that Brasilier has a very personal way of being non-figurative in figuration. Indeed, he strives to make the invisible visible again, opening the viewer’s eyes to the non-evident, in an incessant quest for an intimate and supportive humanism.

Brasilier liked to stress that he was always ready to paint, whether he was really creating a work of art or simply taking notes on the environment that inspired him. Painting becomes a serious purge of the soul and a deep expression of self in its lyrical and unique forms that cannot easily be placed in the dominant styles or voices that have surrounded his long career.

Global success of Brasilier’s work around the world

In 1953, at only 23 years of age, the artist won the First Rome Grand Prix of painting. He had his first retrospective exhibition of 100 works from 1950 to 1980 at the Château de Chenonceau in 1980 and a retrospective exhibition at the Picasso-Château Grimaldi Museum in Antibes (Côte d’Azur) in 1988. Over the years, he has held numerous exhibitions all over the world: France, Germany, Japan, Switzerland, Canada, the United States, Russia, the Netherlands, Korea, Hong Kong?

He was honoured by a retrospective exhibition of his work at the famous Russian Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg in 2005 and at the Haus Ludwig für Kunstausstellungen Museum in Germany in 2007. His works have become increasingly popular at auctions with very high prices in recent years, most recently presented at the American & European Fine Art Auction.

Recognising André Brasilier’s signature

Like many artists, André Brasilier did not sign all of his works. However, you will find below an example of the signatures to give you an idea. Variations of these signatures do exist, do not hesitate to contact one of our experts to formally authenticate a signature.

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