PARIS, FRANCE1928-1999
In 1928, Bernard Buffet was born in Paris.  In December, he entered the École Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts where he studied for two years.  In 1947, he had his first solo exhibition at the Art Impressions book shop in Paris, and later conducted exhibitions in Paris, Geneva, New York, Copenhagen, and etc.  1948 he won the Prix de la Critique, and the same year, he started to create in the medium of lithography.  In 1955, at the age of 27, he was awarded the first prize by the magazine Connaissance des arts, which named the 10 best post-war artists. 
Buffet was the representative artist of anti-abstraction figurative art, and the thin, rough, and black outline was his personal style.  His early stage artworks were mainly mono-tone and based on social realism to depict the sorrow and depression after war.  Afterwards, he used white and gray background color to emphasize the strong black, yellow and red color and thick online was the main characteristic, which results the dramatic tension on the canvas.
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