Letters and autobiographical notes, 1952-1958.

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Bissière, Roger, 1888-1964. Letters and autobiographical notes, 1952-1958.

Letters and autobiographical notes, 1952-1958.

Correspondence in Bissière's hand detailing his artistic development and sensibility. One item consists of autobiographical notes together with a cover letter (1952) sent to M. Jaeger, possibly for an exhibition catalogue. The notes cover Bissière's life and career, including a survey of the artistic influences in his life, and some of his contemplative philosophy. In a letter dated 1958, Bissière thanks an unnamed critic for a sensitive reading of his work in a recent article in the journal Quadrum (R. V. Gindertael, "Couleurs de Bissière," Quadrum no. 4, 1957). He especially notes his correspondent's perceptive response to the "poésie" in his work and offers him a small painting in thanks. There is also an undated, brief sympathy note (ca. 1956?).

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Bissière, Roger 1886-1964

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French painter and designer, whose work had affinities to the Cubist movement yet remained distinct from it. Though Bissière was known principally for his painting, trouble with his eyesight led him to explore other art forms such as tapestry, stained glass and sculpture. From the description of Letters and autobiographical notes, 1952-1958. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 83101923 ...

Gindertael, Roger van, 1899-1982

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A Belgian painter who became an influential art critic and historian after World War II, Gindertael specialized in 20th century artists. He published widely in Beaux-arts (Brussels) and Art d'aujourd'hui. From the description of Letters received, 1951-1964. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 79695482 The Belgian painter Roger van Gindertael (1899-1982) settled in Paris after WWII, and became an influential critic and historian of art, specializing in 20th centur...