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Julius Bissier's first love was music; he played the cello and loved chamber music. The tiny delicate paintings he created, small incantations of color, are in his fond word "songs."
Bissier's fragile modes had rude beginnings. Son of a French-descended blacksmith whose forebears moved to the Black Forest from Toulouse, Bissier first explored landscape. Gold medals came his way, but after the Third Reich banned him from exhibiting in 1933, and a disast (showing 500 of 1153 characters).