Olivier debré, born April 14, 1920 in Paris where he died June 1, 1999, is a French painter, major representative of lyrical abstraction. He is the son of professor robert debré, brother of michel debré, father of patrice debré, and uncle of debré bernard and jean-louis debré. Third child of Robert Debré and Jeanne Debat-Ponsan (daughter of the painter Edouard Debat-Ponsan), the young olive tree is a good student at the Lycée Montaigne in Paris. He spent his holidays at nazelles at his maternal grandfather, Edouard Debat-Ponsan, who encouraged him to paint, draw and sculpt, then from 1933, in the field, the mosaics acquired by his father in Vernou-sur-Brenne, which he inherited with his sur in 1978 and where he has since installed one of his workshops.
After spending the second part of his bachelor of philosophy, he enrolled in 1937 for architecture studies at the school of fine arts of Paris in the studio of his uncle jacques debat-ponsan, and registered at the Sorbonne for a degree in history he obtained in 1942. He attended the workshop of the corbusier. Around 1950, he favors matter and dull colors. Olivier debré exhibits in New York at the perspective gallery.
He is invited to the May Fair in which he will participate until his death. In 1951 the library-gallery la hune presents for the first time the engravings of olive debré. The following year, he participated in his first exhibition in October which brings together the most significant painters of non-figurative and abstract art. He meets Geneviève asse, Claude Bellegarde, Francois Bott, Jean Degottex, Pierre Dmitrienko, Jacques Doucet, Jacques Germain, Charles Lapicque, Jean Messagier, Kumi Sugai, Zao Wou-Ki, among others.1953 corresponds to a pivotal period in the work of olive debré which abandons the signs-characters for the signs-landscapes. It was at this time that he became aware of the many possibilities offered by the technique of lithography that he never stopped practicing. He participated for the first time in 1954 in the comparisons fair.
In 1956, Michel Warren organized his first solo show in Paris. The following year, the second exhibition at michel warren makes it appear. "Now in a good position among the leaders of the school of paris".
Writes john prossot in apollo whose cover reproduces the exposed painting. After a trip to Spain, he exhibited in 1959 at the Phillips Gallery in Washington.In May, the first solo exhibition at the knoedler gallery in the United States, with a preface of pierre courthion. He participates in today's painters at the Palazzo delle Arti in Turin. At the turn of the 1960s, he returned to the landscape, his painting is more fluid with punctuations of thick concretions that delimit and create space.
He then describes his painting as a fervent abstraction because it symbolizes the emotion felt in front of the landscape. In 1960, he exhibited at the knoedler gallery in Paris. The press echoes this event.
During the summer, he stays in Veneto with his family. The following year, he made another trip to Spain with his son patrice. In 1962, he traveled in Greece with his family.
In autumn, an exhibition of his works takes place at the Atheneum Museum in Geneva. He participates for the first time in the big and young show of today in Paris. It exhibits a carved wooden sideboard placed on a metal base at the exhibition antagonisms 2-the object at the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris. In 1963, double exposure to the knoedler gallery in Paris and New York.
It is the poet francis ponge who writes the text for the two catalogs, including for Olivier debré. The press is largely echoing this event in France as in the United States; On this occasion, Olivier Debré returns to New York where he meets Mark Rothko for the second time. The item "olive debré, composition, original lithograph signed twentieth century" is on sale since Thursday, December 20, 2018.
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