Camille Bryen – “Le Pres des Sons” – Color Etching

abstract print

Camille Bryen (French 1907-1977)

“Le Pres des Sons” (The Sounds)


Color Etching

Regular edition 88/125

Signed in pencil LR

26″ x 19¾” paper

15½” x 11¾” plate

Reference: Loyer #131


color etching

Close Up

abstract color etching

Regular Edition

abstract print

Signature in pencil LR

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.