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 Claude Weisbuch  (1927 - 2014)

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Lived/Active: France      Known for: abstract figure and equestrians in motion painting and etching

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Claude Weisbuch was born in Thionville, France on February 8th, 1927. After being a student at the École des Beaux-Arts of Nancy, he was appointed as a professor at the École des Beaux-Arts of Saint-Étienne. Since 1951, his graphic research in painting as well as in etching has brought the attention of Paris critics who, in 1961, awarded him their annual prize.

In 1968, he becomes a titular member of the French painters-engravers. Painter, engraver and exceptional lithographer, Claude Weisbush ceaselessly captures life’s dynamics, as would an instant cliché, the pictorial, musical and literary expressions that are essentially human.

Since 1957 - date of his first exhibition in Paris - he has exhibited throughout the world. Numerous museums hold his artworks.

“Explosive but with lyricism, Weisbuch works shout out the most beautiful part of our humanity. The one we ceased to reveal, because of a sense of modesty: flaming passions, courage, terror, nobility… Dominating in his work, by the relief and the velvety line which characterizes dry-point, his etchings are the strongest representations of his figures, intensely alive. The artist’s mastery of gesture applied directly on the copper makes of Weisbuch in this discipline an artist who indisputably marked his time” Thierry Lacan.
 
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Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne
Muséo Provencial de Bellas Artes, Cordoba
Muzej Savremene Umenosti, Belgrad
Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris
Centre National D’Art Contemporain, Paris
Muzeum Sztoki w Lodzi, Lodz
The Art Gallery of South Australia, Adélaide
Muzeum Narodowe, Warszawa
Musée d’Art Moderne de la ville de Paris
Muzeum Narodow, Krakow
Muzej na Sovremana Umetnost, Skopje
The MOMA , New York
Centre Beaubourg, Paris
Stedelijk museum, Amsterdam
Staadtlische Graphische Sammlung, Munich
Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart
Göteborgs Keinstmuseum, Göteborg
Musée de Rennes
Cabinet des Estampes, Strasboug
Musée de Mulhouse
Académie royale, Bruxelles

Source:
"Claude Weisbuch", Petroff Gallery, http://petroffgallery.com/artists/bio/claude-weisbuch/ (Accessed 5/18/2013)

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