Camille Bryen

Biography

Camille Bryen, also known as Camille Briand, Born September 17, 1907 was a French poet, painter and engraver. Settling in Paris in 1926, Bryen lived with the Dadaists: Duchamp, Picabia, Arp, and Tzara, with whom he worked primarily as an avant-garde poet on radical ideas to revolutionise Western Art. Died in Paris May 8, 1977 (aged 69).

Career

His abstract poetry that he created at this time developed into fluid sub-conscious writings that he defined as “Abhumanisme”, but later became merged into Surrealism, and he soon applied this technique to drawing, allowing the pen to be controlled purely by his subconscious instinct. These “Dessins Automatiques” were first exhibited in 1934 at Galerie au Grenier, Paris, and later in an important Surrealist exhibition in Belgium in 1935 with Magritte, Ernst and Arp. Then applying the technique to painting he further developed this highly expressive process referred to as Tachisme, and exhibited the first paintings in 1936 at the Salon des Superindépendants. Recognised as a leading force in twentieth century art, Bryen co-signed the radical “Manifeste Dimensionniste” in 1937 with Duchamp, Kandinsky, Delaunay, Picabia, and Arp.

Camille Bryen - Autour de l'air

Camille Bryen - Autour de l'air

Autour de l'air - 1959

Oil on Canvas

21.5 x 15 inches (55cm x 38cm)

Signed and Dated 1959

Camille Bryen - Composition

Camille Bryen - Composition

Composition - 1960

Oil on Canvas

14 x 11 inches (35.5cm x 27.5cm)

Signed  and Dated1960

Camille Bryen - Composition 104

Camille Bryen - Composition 104

Composition 104 - 1955

Oil on Canvas

 28.75 x 23.5 inches (71 x 57.5 cm)

Signed and Dated 1955

Featured in the Catalog Raisonne

Camille Bryen - Composition 133

Camille Bryen - Composition 133

Composition 133 - 1956

Oil on Canvas

13.75 x 10.50 inches (35cm x 27cm)

Signed and Dated 1956

Catalog Bryen Reference 133

Camille Bryen - Composition 1959

Camille Bryen - Composition 1959

Composition 1959

Oil on Canvas

13.75 x 10.50 inches (35cm x 27cm)

Signed and Dated 1959

Camille Bryen - Composition 237

Camille Bryen - Composition 237

Composition 237 - 1959

Oil on Canvas

31.50 x 25 inches (80 x 64 cm)

Signed and Dated 1959

Camille Bryen - Composition 283

Camille Bryen - Composition 283

Composition 283

Oil on Canvas

14 x 9 inches (35.5cm x 23cm)

Signed and Dated 1960

Camille Bryen - Composition 451

Camille Bryen - Composition 451

Composition 451 - 1966

Oil on Canvas

16 x 12 inches  (40cm x 30cm) 

Signed and Dated 1966

Camille Bryen - Composition 546

Camille Bryen - Composition 546

Composition 546

Oil on Canvas

9 x 6 inches (23cm x 15cm)

Signed and Dated 1969

Camille Bryen - Composition 579

Camille Bryen - Composition 579

Composition 579 - 1969

Oil on Canvas

29 x 24 inches (73cm x 61cm)

Signed and Dated 1969

Featured in the Catalog Raisonne

Camille Bryen - Papillon d'inoui

Camille Bryen - Papillon d'inoui

Papillon d'inoui - 1959

Oil on Canvas

24 x 20 inches (61 x 50 cm)

Signed 

Exposition: Nantes, Musee des Beaux-Arts, Bryen 1959

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