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Myriam Bering, French, born in 1951
Surrealist style painter and illustrator
She began to paint at the age of 14 and her first paintings paid homage to the impressionist school with very soft and romantic landscapes. In 1969, when she was 18 years old, a private art gallery in Palm Springs, California, bought her sixty paintings and offered her a personal exhibition. In 1971, the Festival du Livre de Nice gave her the opportunity to exhibit her works in a private show room and she met Joseph Pardo, the art publisher, who ordered her illustrations for art books and bought most of her paintings in the exhibition.
Myriam Bering has been the illustrator behind the Chant Des Spheres and Arts & Couleurs limited edition art books since 1971 up to 2008. She created up to 700 illustrations. Cyrano de Bergerac, Travel in the Moon, Le Prince de Machiavel, Lao Tzeu,Tao te King. In 1975 she created lithographs for the Fiehl Art Collection in London.
From 1969 to 1972 she studied art history at the Ecole Du Louvre in Paris as well as at the Sorbonne and after obtaining her diploma, worked as a museum curator in museums of the south of France ( Musée Cheret, Ephrussi de Rothschild, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat) She wrote a thesis about Francis Picabia and the period called “les transparences”
Myriam Bering's style is greatly inspired by the German printmakers of the 16th century like Albrecht Durer as well as Leonor Fini and the surrealist art school.
Galerie 75, La Croisette, Cannes1980
Hôtel Intercontinental de GENEVE. Sponsored by Yves Piaget with Jean Carzou,1990 and 1991
Winner of the Prix Signatures award in Paris (twice)
Group exhibitions in Italy, Switzerland and England.
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