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PAUL AIZPIRI (French / 1919-)

Paul Augustin A´zpiri was born in Paris, but raised in his ancestral Basque country; his Basque heritage is said to have influenced the hot colours and expressionist style of his work, though a more likely explanation lies in the artistĺs great admiration for Vincent Van Gogh. Paul A´zpiri studied at the Beaux-Arts, Paris, fro three years from the age of 17, in the studio of SabattÚ. At first A´zpiri struggled to establish himself as an artist, making a living by repairing furniture and cleaning pictures, before achieving success. In 1939 Paul A´zpiri escaped from a German prisoner of war camp in Brittany and made his way back to Paris. in 1946 A´zpiri won a prize at the Salon de la Jeune Peinture, where he exhibited alongside artists such as Bernard Buffet and AndrÚ Minaux. In the years following WWII, Paul A´zpiri exhibited to great acclaim all over the world; his art is particularly appreciated in Japan. See: Cogniat, A´zpiri, 1963; Daleveze, A´zpiri, 1975; Cruysmans, A´zpiri, 1998.

See also:

ROGER BEZOMBES
NO╔ CANJURA
PIERRE-EUG╚NE CLAIRIN
WALTER SPITZER

Selected prints by PAUL AIZPIRI

Job, 1951
Serigraph/silkscreen
Mother and child, 1951
Serigraph/silkscreen
PasiphaŰ and the
Bull, 1965
Lithograph

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