Maurice Brianchon was a French impressionist painter. Maurice Brianchon was born in the village of Fresnay-sur-Sarthe, France in the year 1899.
Brianchon attended the School of Decorative Arts located in Paris. The artist would return to his alma mater as a professor years later.
Price range information: Brianchon worked in oils, watercolors, pastels, gouache, and printmaking. Prices range from $5,000 to $50,000.
Early in his collegiate studies he won an award to study the great Spanish painters. Brianchon was influenced by Diego Velasquez.
The artist married a fellow painter named Marguerite Louppe. Louppe was an Impressionist painter renown for her still life and landscape works.
Brianchon was a very creative artist always looking for new ways and mediums to explore. Besides painting Brianchon also was a stage set designer, textile designer (mainly of carpets), illustrator, and muralist. When he painted murals he often worked side by side with his wife.
In this clip we view an exhibition of the artist’s work:
The artist was given a special invitation to the Queen of England’s coronation. He was asked to document the ceremony in paintings.
Maurice Brianchon passed away in 1979.
Maurice Brianchon was a fantastic painter. My favorite works of the artist are his still lifes. These works show an outstanding sense of graphic design. This is also evident in the artist’s other endeavors which included textile design and stage set design.