Camille Bryen (French 1907-1977)
Edition E.A. (épreuve d’artiste)
Signed in pencil LR
26″ x 19¼” paper
15½” x 11¾” plate
Camille Bryen (Briand) is a French painter, poet and engraver associated with Tachisme (a style of painting adopted by some French artists from the 1940s, involving the use of dabs or splotches of color, similar in aims to abstract expressionism). After having debuted in the 1920’s under the pseudonym Aristide, Bryen cosigns with Jean Arp, Marcel Duchamp and Francis Picabia the first “Dimensionist” manifesto, while being friends with several Surrealists, including Raoul Ubac. In 1948, along with Hans Hartung, Wols, Gérard Schneider and Georges Mathieu, exhibits in the first “Abstraction Lyrique” exhibition. After the 1950 book “Héréphile”, he has decided to no longer write, painting until the end of his life.