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 Bissière, Roger (1886 - 1964)
France

La Fête à Neuilly, 1956

Oil on fabric;
96 x 130 cm
School of Paris

UID 102-59



Biography

In 1904 the French painter Bissiére was a student at the Algiers Ecole des Beaux-Arts, and moved to Paris in 1910 where he briefly attended Gabriel Ferrier's studio at the Ecole Nationale de Beaux Arts. In 1912, he became a journalist and, in 1914, exhibited the design for a fresco of Daphnis et Chloe at the Salon des Indépendants. From 1919 onwards, he was a regular participant in these Paris exhibitions. In 1921, he held his first one-man show at the Paul Rosenberg Gallery and published various articles in periodicals. At this stage, his work was especially influenced by that of Braque and Picasso. In 1935, he became involved with the Mural Art movement, directing students in the execution of frescoes for the Air and Railway pavilions at the Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne in 1937 in Paris. In 1947, he held his most important exhibition at the René Drouin gallery and, at the end of the 50s, he began painting in oils again as well as designing stained glass for the transepts of Metz Cathedral (1960-61). Bissiére received an honourable mention in representing France at the 1964 Venice Biennale. First prize, however, was awarded to Robert Rauschenberg and marked the definitive triumph of New York over the Paris School.



Exhibitions

Contemporâneos de Arpad Szenes e Vieira da Silva na Collecção Berardo
Fundação Arpad Szenes - Vieira da Silva, Portugal
06-03-2002 ~ 16-06-2002

Colecção Berardo Collection 1917-1999
Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB), Portugal
27-01-2000 ~ 27-08-2000

Roger Bissière
Galerie Jeanne Bucher, France
01-01-1956 ~ 31-12-1956

Les Années 50
Musée Nationale d' Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, France
01-01-1983 ~ 31-12-1983

Bissière
Kunstmuseum (Lucerne/Luzern), Switzerland
01-01-1962 ~ 31-12-1962

Nova Apresentação da Colecção Berardo
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
08-11-1999 ~ 01-03-2000

Durante o Fim - Rui Chafes
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
15-10-2000 ~ 14-01-2001


Bibliography

Bissière, 1962
Published by Kunstmuseum Luzerne

Bissière, 102
Published by Ville de Neuchâtel

Colecção Berardo Collection 1917-1999, 2000
Published by CCB - Centro Cultural de Belém
ISBN 972817652X

Contemporâneos de Arpad Szenes e Vieira da Silva na Colecção Berardo, 2002
Published by Fundação Arpad Szenes - Vieira da Silva
ISBN 9728467192

Les Anées 50, 1988
Published by Musée Nationale d' Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou

Sotheby's, Contemporary Art Part I, London, Thursday, 5 December 1996, lot. 3 , 1996
Published by Sotheby´s







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