Pierre Bonnard
French, 1867-1947
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High auction record
£7m, Christie's, 2011
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions
2016
Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia,
Legion of Honor
2015
Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery of Art,
Seattle Art Museum
Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia,
Musée d'Orsay

Known for painting light-soaked interiors, nudes and still lives, Pierre Bonnard’s lush canvases echo Claude Monet and Henri Matisse. Bonnard played a central role in Nabis, a group emphasizing the basic aesthetic properties of painting. Describing his method, Bonnard has said, “the principal subject is the surface, …

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