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Pierre Bonnard

 (1867 - 1947)
Pierre Bonnard was active/lived in France.  Pierre Bonnard is known for nude female figure and floral painting.

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Biography   Pierre Bonnard

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Pierre Bonnard was born at Fortenay-aux-Roses in France in 1867.  He is considered to have been the most important "pure" painter of his generation in the tradition of the great colorists - Delacroix, Gauguin, Redon.  He came to art after false starts in efforts to follow his father into the French civil service and chafing law studies.

He worked at the Ecole de Beaux Arts and at the Academie Julian in 1888.  There he met Edouard Viullard and Maurice Denis, with whom he shared a studio in 1890.  In 1891 he began to exhibit and in 1896 he held his first one-man show.  Bonnard and his friends Roussel and Vallotton were known as the Nabis (Hebrew for Prophets).  During the 1890s and the 1900s Bonnard's dec

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