Jean Paul Brusset, Oil On Canvas View Of Paris (1909 - 1985)

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    Jean Paul Brusset, Oil On Canvas View Of Paris

    (1909 - 1985)

    Superb Oil On Canvas View Of Snowy Paris, In Its Pretty Golden Wood Frame.

    The Canvas is Signed and Dated Lower Left, Paul Brusset, January 27, 1935.

    Very Beautiful Subject, Work of Beautiful Dimensions.

    Jean-Paul Brusset (1909 - 1985)

    Paul Brusset is the only son of Jean Brusset and Germaine Tourtel. Paul Brusset later calls himself Jean-Paul. His father, mobilized in 1915, died for France on the Champagne front when Jean-Paul was 6 years old. After primary studies in Remoulins, Brusset went to secondary school in Uzès. Then at the age of 18, he joined his mother in Paris and studied at the School of Applied Arts and Decorative Arts, located near the École Normale Supérieure where his first cousin Henry Brusset entered in 1933. he friend and classmate of his father at the Faculty of Pharmacy of Montpellier, Édouard Barthe, who became quaestor at the National Assembly, helped him a lot in his flight.
    He studied fresco with Paul Baudoüin, sculpture with Robert Wlérick and painting with Wienski.

    At the age of 20, he was received at the Salon d'Automne and there sold his first painting, the Pont d'Avignon, to a Swiss collector, then he participated in the Salon des Tuileries, the Salon des Peintres Witnesses de notre Temps and the School of Paris at the Galerie Charpentier. Tristan Bernard who takes him in friendship prefaces the catalog of his first private exhibition: "Thank you Jean Paul Brusset for having made me travel so pleasantly, without the fear of dust in the eye or sunburns.

    In 1937, Brusset, who took part in the Universal Exhibition, decorated the "La Femme" and "Vins de France" pavilions. The art printer Daniel Jacomet publishes a selection of between a thousand of his drawings in an album prefaced by the President of the Republic Albert Lebrun.
    He made woodcuts to illustrate detective novels by Gaston Leroux, with whose son he established a long friendship. He exhibited at the Marcel Bernheim gallery. He went back to the South where, in 1938, he married at the town hall of Cannes the classical dancer and choreographer Marika Rivera, daughter of Marevna, Russian painter and first woman cubist, and the Mexican painter and muralist Diego Rivera. They will have a son, Jean Diego, in 1941. Brusset is mobilized in the Navy in Toulon when the war breaks out, but the Paul Reynaud government commissions him to produce an album of illustrations of France at War 1939-40. In those years and after the war Brusset then worked in the artistic direction of the Palm Beach in Cannes. He designs the costumes and paints the sets for his wife's shows. He signs the decoration of all the major galas of Palm Beach and the International Film Festival. He decorates the Bal des Petits Lits Blancs. He creates the Paradise Club which reproduces as far as New York, and with Jean Cocteau who becomes his friend, he will decorate the cabaret Le Bœuf on the roof.

    In 1942, Brusset and his wife Marika left for Algiers then Tunis to join the Free French Forces. Brusset is responsible for the artistic direction of the album "Tunisie 45: reconstruct, build" completed in print on May 8, 1945, the day of the second anniversary of the liberation of Tunis and written under the auspices of "his highness Sidi Lamine Pasha Bey being Bey of Tunis and General Mast, being Resident General of France in Tunis". Marevna has the task of educating little Jean Diego. After D-Day, they return to the Côte d'Azur. After filing for divorce from Marika in 1946, Brusset became friends with Marguerite and Aimé Maeght who created the foundation bearing their name. Aimé Maeght who likes Brusset affectionately calls him "my little Paul" exhibits his easel works in his Parisian gallery, rue de Téhéran. He decorated the Bar de la Colombe d'Or for another friend of the Village, Paul Roux. Marevna stayed and painted in St Paul and Marika met Rodney Phillips there. They become friends with Jacques Prévert then leave for the United Kingdom where they marry and have a son, Elie, and they settle in 1949 in the manor of Athelhampton. Brusset emigrated to the United States in 1948, he made a detour via Venezuela, where the State commissioned a series of 24 new stamps from him. During a stopover in San Juan de Puerto Rico, he decorated the "Nuits de Paris" Gala given at the Caribe Hilton on the occasion of the opening of his exhibition.

    In 1951, to celebrate the 2000th anniversary of the French capital, Paul Claudel, French Ambassador to Washington, prefaced the catalog of the Paris by Brusset exhibition. The exhibition is presented in Memphis, New York, Dallas, Baton Rouge, Miami, Sarasota, San Francisco, and also in Montreal and Toronto. Brusset receives the distinction of Honorary Citizen of New Orleans and Honorary Colonel of the Guard of the Governor of Louisiana, titles never conferred on a foreigner. He remarried an American, Margaret Tatum, daughter of

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