Portrait of Pierre Bonnard

Pierre Bonnard Painting Reproductions Gallery 1 of 3

1867-1947

French Nabi Painter

Pierre Bonnard (October 3, 1867 - January 23, 1947) was a French painter and printmaker, a founding member of Les Nabis.

Bonnard was born in Fontenay-aux-Roses. He led a happy and careless youth as the son of a prominent official of the French Ministry of War. At the insistence of his father, Bonnard studied law, graduating and practising as a barrister briefly. However, he had also attended art classes on the side, and soon decided to become an artist.

In 1891 he met Toulouse-Lautrec and began showing his work at the annual exhibition of the Societe des Artistes Independants. His first show was at the Galerie Durand-Ruel in 1896.

In his twenties he was a part of Les Nabis, a group of young artists committed to creating work of symbolic and spiritual nature. Other Nabis include Edouard Vuillard and Maurice Denis. He left Paris in 1910 for the south of France.

Bonnard is known for his intense use of color, especially via areas built with small brushmarks and close values. His often complex compositions typically of sunlit interiors of rooms and gardens populated with friends and family members are both narrative and autobiographical. His wife Marthe was an ever-present subject over the course of several decades. She is seen seated at the kitchen table, with the remnants of a meal; or nude, as in a series of paintings where she reclines in the bathtub. He also painted several self-portraits, landscapes, and many still lifes which usually depict flowers and fruit.

Bonnard did not paint from life but rather drew his subject sometimes photographing it as well and made notes on the colors. He then painted the canvas in his studio from his notes.

In 1938 there was a major exhibition of his work along with Vuillard's at the Art Institute of Chicago. He finished his last painting, The Almond Tree in Flower, a week before his death in Le Cannet, on the French Riviera, in 1947. The Museum of Modern Art in New York City organized a posthumous retrospective of Bonnard's work in 1948, although originally it was meant to be a celebration of the artist's eightieth birthday.

Two major exhibitions of Bonnard's work took place in 1998: February through May at the Tate Gallery in London, and from June through October at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

55 Pierre Bonnard Paintings

Morning in Paris, 1911 by Pierre Bonnard | Painting Reproduction

Morning in Paris 1911

Oil Painting
$533
Canvas Print
$48.20
SKU: BON-3613
Pierre Bonnard
Original Size: 76.5 x 122 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

A Dish and a Basket of Fruit, 1944 by Pierre Bonnard | Painting Reproduction

A Dish and a Basket of Fruit 1944

Oil Painting
$317
SKU: BON-3614
Pierre Bonnard
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Small Window (La Petite fenetre), 1946 by Pierre Bonnard | Painting Reproduction

The Small Window (La Petite fenetre) 1946

Oil Painting
$324
SKU: BON-3615
Pierre Bonnard
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Door Opening onto the Garden, 1924 by Pierre Bonnard | Painting Reproduction

Door Opening onto the Garden 1924

Oil Painting
$571
SKU: BON-3616
Pierre Bonnard
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Standing Nude, 1920 by Pierre Bonnard | Painting Reproduction

Standing Nude 1920

Oil Painting
$505
SKU: BON-3617
Pierre Bonnard
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Landscape, Undated by Pierre Bonnard | Painting Reproduction

Landscape Undated

Oil Painting
$307
SKU: BON-3618
Pierre Bonnard
Original Size: unknown
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

Evening in Paris, 1911 by Pierre Bonnard | Painting Reproduction

Evening in Paris 1911

Oil Painting
$579
Canvas Print
$48.20
SKU: BON-3619
Pierre Bonnard
Original Size: 76 x 121 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Train and Bardes (Landscape with a Goods Train), 1909 by Pierre Bonnard | Painting Reproduction

Train and Bardes (Landscape with a Goods Train) 1909

Oil Painting
$533
SKU: BON-3620
Pierre Bonnard
Original Size: unknown
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Early Spring. Little Fauns, 1909 by Pierre Bonnard | Painting Reproduction

Early Spring. Little Fauns 1909

Oil Painting
$621
Canvas Print
$59.64
SKU: BON-3621
Pierre Bonnard
Original Size: 102.5 x 125 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Behind the Fence, 1895 by Pierre Bonnard | Painting Reproduction

Behind the Fence 1895

Oil Painting
$198
Canvas Print
$48.20
SKU: BON-3622
Pierre Bonnard
Original Size: 31 x 35 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Dauphine Landscape, c.1899 by Pierre Bonnard | Painting Reproduction

Dauphine Landscape c.1899

Oil Painting
$332
SKU: BON-3623
Pierre Bonnard
Original Size: 45.5 x 56 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Two Dogs in a Deserted Street, c.1894 by Pierre Bonnard | Painting Reproduction

Two Dogs in a Deserted Street c.1894

Oil Painting
$154
Canvas Print
$48.20
SKU: BON-3624
Pierre Bonnard
Original Size: 35 x 27 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Table Set in a Garden, c.1908 by Pierre Bonnard | Painting Reproduction

Table Set in a Garden c.1908

Oil Painting
$343
Canvas Print
$55.78
SKU: BON-3625
Pierre Bonnard
Original Size: unknown
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

The Letter, c.1906 by Pierre Bonnard | Painting Reproduction

The Letter c.1906

Oil Painting
$405
Canvas Print
$63.09
SKU: BON-3626
Pierre Bonnard
Original Size: 55 x 47.5 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

The Bathroom Mirror, 1908 by Pierre Bonnard | Painting Reproduction

The Bathroom Mirror 1908

Oil Painting
$527
SKU: BON-3627
Pierre Bonnard
Original Size: unknown
Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia

Summer, the Dance, 1912 by Pierre Bonnard | Painting Reproduction

Summer, the Dance 1912

Oil Painting
$630
SKU: BON-3628
Pierre Bonnard
Original Size: unknown
Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia

Summer in Normandy, c.1912 by Pierre Bonnard | Painting Reproduction

Summer in Normandy c.1912

Oil Painting
$533
SKU: BON-3629
Pierre Bonnard
Original Size: unknown
Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia

Stairs in the Artist's Garden, c.1942/44 by Pierre Bonnard | Painting Reproduction

Stairs in the Artist's Garden c.1942/44

Oil Painting
$384
SKU: BON-3630
Pierre Bonnard
Original Size: unknown
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Bouquet of Flowers, c.1926 by Pierre Bonnard | Painting Reproduction

Bouquet of Flowers c.1926

Oil Painting
$324
Canvas Print
$48.61
SKU: BON-3631
Pierre Bonnard
Original Size: 70.2 x 47 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

The Mediterranean. Triptych - Left Part, 1911 by Pierre Bonnard | Painting Reproduction

The Mediterranean. Triptych - Left Part 1911

Oil Painting
$436
SKU: BON-3632
Pierre Bonnard
Original Size: unknown
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

The Mediterranean. Triptych - Central Part, 1911 by Pierre Bonnard | Painting Reproduction

The Mediterranean. Triptych - Central Part 1911

Oil Painting
$436
SKU: BON-3633
Pierre Bonnard
Original Size: unknown
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

The Mediterranean. Triptych - Right Part, 1911 by Pierre Bonnard | Painting Reproduction

The Mediterranean. Triptych - Right Part 1911

Oil Painting
$436
SKU: BON-3634
Pierre Bonnard
Original Size: unknown
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

The Coffee Mill, 1930 by Pierre Bonnard | Painting Reproduction

The Coffee Mill 1930

Oil Painting
$332
SKU: BON-3639
Pierre Bonnard
Original Size: unknown
Kunstmuseum, Winterthur, Switzerland

Women with Dog, 1891 by Pierre Bonnard | Painting Reproduction

Women with Dog 1891

Oil Painting
$287
Canvas Print
$48.20
SKU: BON-4433
Pierre Bonnard
Original Size: 41 x 32.5 cm
The Clark Art Institute, Massachusetts, USA

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