Camille Bryen

French, 1907-1977  Biography

Camille Bryen is a French painter, poet and engraver associated with Tachisme. After having debuted in the 1920s under the pseudonym Aristide, Bryen co-signed, 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, he exhibited in the first "Abstraction Lyrique" exhibition. After writing the 1950 book Héréphile, he decided to no longer write, and dedicate himself to painting, something he did until the end of his life.

The catalogue raisonné of his works was published in 1975, two years before his death. In 2006, the exhibition "L'Envolée lyrique, Paris 1945-1956" featured some of his paintings.


Oil on canvas
21 ⅝ x 18 ⅛ inches
Signed lower left: Bryen
Signed on reverse

Galerie Melki, Paris, France
Galerie Cavalero, Cannes, France