Yves Brayer was one of the painters who, between the two world wars, felt the need to become attached to the reality that surrounded them. Brayer counted among his friends, Francis Gruber who was at the origin of the New French Realism of the 1950s, and of which Bernard Buffet would be the shining example. Brayer realised that there are other harmonies than those of architectures created by man, those of pure and wild nature and he became fascinated by the diversity of the Alpilles and their limestone folds, then by the expanses of the Camargue populated by white horses and black bulls.
His works can be found in various museums and in many collections both in France and worldwide. He was professor at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière for fifty years, President of the Salon d’Automne for five years and, as a member of the Academy of Fine Arts, curator of the Marmottan Museum in Paris for more than eleven years .
DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 15.3 x 20.5 ins/ 38.9 x 52.1 cm
SIGNATURE: Signed lower right
MEDIUM: Signed ‘Yves Brayer’ (lower left)