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Pierre Brissaud

Pierre Brissaud (December 23, 1885- 1964) was a French Art Deco illustrator, painter and engraver. He was born in Paris, France and trained at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and Atelier Fernand Cormon in Montmartre, Paris. His fellow Cormon students were André Marty[?], Charles Martin[?] and Georges Lepape[?]. Students at the workshop drew, painted and designed wallpaper, furniture and posters. Earlier, Toulouse-Lautrec, Van Gogh, and Henri Matisse had studied and worked there. His older brother Jacques Brissaud[?] was a portraitist and genre painter and his uncle Maurice Boutet[?] illustrated the fables of La Fontaine.

Brissaud is known for his pochoir (stencil) prints for the fashion magazine Gazette du Bon Ton published by Lucien Vogel, Paris. Many of his illustrations are realistic leisure scenes of the well-to-do. They illustrate the designs of Paris fashion houses such as Jeanne Lanvin, Chéruit, Worth, and Doucet. Brissaud's illustrations appeared in Vogue[?] after it bought Bon Ton in 1925, as well as House and Garden[?] and Fortune, and in books, for example, Madame Bovary and Manon Lescaut.

In 1907 he exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Indépendants (http://www.artistes-independants.fr) and the Salon d'Automne (http://www.salon-automne-paris.com).


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  • Les Petits Maitres de la Peinture valeur de demain 1820-1920 by Gérald Schurr, pub. Les Editions de l'Amateur, Paris, 1975
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  • Pierre Brissaud: La grande époque, Paris 1909 - 1929, l'art et la mode, Hôtel Drouot (auction house), Paris.1968 (Getty Mus. Lib.)
  • Pochoir Art Déco, Giuliano Ercoli, N.Y. Rizzoli, 1989, ISBN 0847810380

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