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BRAM BOGART

BIOGRAPHY

Bram Bogart was born in 1921 and died 2012. He was a Dutch born Belgian expressionist painter most closely associated with the COBRA group.

 

Following his education Bogart took a job with an advertising concern in Rotterdam. Subsequent to World War Two the then twenty-five-year-old painter settled in Paris where he was among the founders of Art Informel. At first he experimented with cubism and figurative drawing, depicting flowers, still life and self-portraits. In the 1950s he began to concentrate on working with impasto. With thick layers of boldly applied and colourful paint, he developed an expressionist style which became more abstract with time.

In 1961 he and his later to be wife Leni permanently relocated to Belgium and in 1969 he became a Belgian citizen. Here he began to experiment with a more three-dimensional medium, a mix of mortar, siccative, powdered chalk, varnish, and raw pigment, applied to large, heavy wooden backing structures.

Bogart exhibited frequently in Antwerp and Ghent. In 1971 he represented Belgium at the Venice Biennale.

 

In 2011 Bogart presented an exhibition in celebration of his 90th birthday, a display of his Monochrome paintings, held at the Bernard Jacobson Gallery in London. A retrospective of his work was also exhibited at Galerie Jean-Luc and Takako Richard in Paris. Bogart died 2012 in Sint-Truiden, Belgium at the age of 90.

WORKS IN OUR GALLERY
VILLAGE, 1990
100 x 60 cm
Oil paint
YELLOW, 2000
30 x 34 cm
Oil paint
GROENGEEL, 1994
Oil Paint

KAREL APPEL     

YOSHITAKA AMANO

NOBUYOSHI ARAKI   

MONIQUE BECKER

FERNAND BERTEMES  

BRAM BOGART

JOHN BLAU

J-D BURTON

NORMAN CATHERINE STEVEN COHEN

SOUMISHA DAUTHEL

DAMIEN DEROUBAIX ERRO   

ALEXANDRA EXTER

GÜNTHER FÖRG  

MICHEL GEIMER     

RAYMOND HAINS

HANS HARTUNG      

CORNEILLE

DAVID LACHAPELLE   

BENGT LINDSTRÖM

MARKUS LÜPERTZ   

ERIC MANGEN

JONATHAN MEESE

LAVAR MUNROE    

MORITZ NEY   

MANUEL OCAMPO

MARC PIERRARD

SERGIO SARDELLI  

RAFAEL SPRINGER    

STEPAHNIE UHRES  

LOLA VALERIUS 

CLAUDE VIALLAT

ROGER WAGNER

ANDY WARHOL 

ZAO WOU-KI

ARTISTS

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