BERNARD DUFOUR (French / 1922-)

Bernard Dufour represented France at the Venice Biennale in 1964. He was born in Paris; his father was the painter Jean-Jules Dufour. Bernard Dufour was not, however, raised to be an artist. Instead he entered the Institut National Agronomique de Paris, where one of his fellow pupils was the writer Alain Robbe-Grillet, who was to remain a close friend. Dufour worked a first an agricultural, then a chemical engineer, while pursuing art studies in the free studios of Montmartre and the museums of Paris. While still working as an engineer he was invited to exhibit at the prestigious Galerie Maeght in Paris, the beginning of a long and distinguished artistic career. In Jacques Rivette's 1991 film La Belle Noiseuse, it is the hand of Bernard Dufour we see creating the works of the film's protagonist, the artist Frenhofer. See: Jaques Henric, Bernard Dufour - en plein dans tout, 1986.

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Selected prints by BERNARD DUFOUR

L'Écran, 1972
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