Portrait of Pierre Bonnard

Pierre Bonnard Painting Reproductions 2 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.

58 Pierre Bonnard Paintings

The Street in Winter, 1894 by Pierre Bonnard | Painting Reproduction

The Street in Winter 1894

Oil Painting
$272
Canvas Print
$50.04
SKU: BON-4439
Pierre Bonnard
Original Size: 27.6 x 35.9 cm
Dallas Museum of Art, Texas, USA

Cafe Terrace, 1898 by Pierre Bonnard | Painting Reproduction

Cafe Terrace 1898

Oil Painting
$342
Canvas Print
$50.04
SKU: BON-4440
Pierre Bonnard
Original Size: 47 x 64 cm
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, USA

Interior The Terrasse Children, 1899 by Pierre Bonnard | Painting Reproduction

Interior The Terrasse Children 1899

Oil Painting
$396
Canvas Print
$50.04
SKU: BON-4441
Pierre Bonnard
Original Size: 31.1 x 54 cm
Dallas Museum of Art, Texas, USA

Paris Boulevard at Night, 1900 by Pierre Bonnard | Painting Reproduction

Paris Boulevard at Night 1900

Oil Painting
$342
SKU: BON-4442
Pierre Bonnard
Original Size: unknown
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

Dining Room in the Country, 1913 by Pierre Bonnard | Painting Reproduction

Dining Room in the Country 1913

Oil Painting
$641
Canvas Print
$60.25
SKU: BON-4443
Pierre Bonnard
Original Size: 161.3 x 203.5 cm
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota, USA

Wild Flowers, 1920 by Pierre Bonnard | Painting Reproduction

Wild Flowers 1920

Oil Painting
$450
SKU: BON-4444
Pierre Bonnard
Original Size: unknown
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, USA

The Dessert (After Dinner), c.1920 by Pierre Bonnard | Painting Reproduction

The Dessert (After Dinner) c.1920

Oil Painting
$631
Canvas Print
$72.38
SKU: BON-4445
Pierre Bonnard
Original Size: 76.2 x 80 cm
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, USA

Landscape Southern France, c.1916/18 by Pierre Bonnard | Painting Reproduction

Landscape Southern France c.1916/18

Oil Painting
$641
Canvas Print
$53.22
SKU: BON-4446
Pierre Bonnard
Original Size: 139 x 197.8 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Earthly Paradise, 1920 by Pierre Bonnard | Painting Reproduction

Earthly Paradise 1920

Oil Painting
$670
Canvas Print
$59.28
SKU: BON-4447
Pierre Bonnard
Original Size: 130 x 160 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA

Nude Yellow Background, c.1924 by Pierre Bonnard | Painting Reproduction

Nude Yellow Background c.1924

Oil Painting
$351
Canvas Print
$65.90
SKU: BON-4448
Pierre Bonnard
Original Size: 57.2 x 49 cm
Dallas Museum of Art, Texas, USA

Woman with Dog, 1924 by Pierre Bonnard | Painting Reproduction

Woman with Dog 1924

Oil Painting
$407
SKU: BON-4449
Pierre Bonnard
Original Size: unknown
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan, USA

The Seine at Vernon, 1925 by Pierre Bonnard | Painting Reproduction

The Seine at Vernon 1925

Oil Painting
$631
Canvas Print
$75.83
SKU: BON-4450
Pierre Bonnard
Original Size: 108 x 108 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA

Boulevard Exelmans, Paris, 1925 by Pierre Bonnard | Painting Reproduction

Boulevard Exelmans, Paris 1925

Oil Painting
$342
Canvas Print
$55.01
SKU: BON-4451
Pierre Bonnard
Original Size: 42.2 x 52 cm
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, USA

The Port of Cannes, 1927 by Pierre Bonnard | Painting Reproduction

The Port of Cannes 1927

Oil Painting
$396
SKU: BON-4452
Pierre Bonnard
Original Size: unknown
National Gallery of Art, Ottawa, Canada

The Road to Nantes, 1929 by Pierre Bonnard | Painting Reproduction

The Road to Nantes 1929

Oil Painting
$533
Canvas Print
$72.80
SKU: BON-4453
Pierre Bonnard
Original Size: 69.2 x 66.2 cm
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, USA

Pitcher with Flowers, c.1935 by Pierre Bonnard | Painting Reproduction

Pitcher with Flowers c.1935

Oil Painting
$679
Canvas Print
$50.04
SKU: BON-4454
Pierre Bonnard
Original Size: 95.2 x 44.7 cm
Dallas Museum of Art, Texas, USA

The Checkered Tablecloth, 1939 by Pierre Bonnard | Painting Reproduction

The Checkered Tablecloth 1939

Oil Painting
$562
Canvas Print
$75.83
SKU: BON-4455
Pierre Bonnard
Original Size: 58.4 x 58.4 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA

The Terrace at Vernon, 1939 by Pierre Bonnard | Painting Reproduction

The Terrace at Vernon 1939

Oil Painting
$652
SKU: BON-4456
Pierre Bonnard
Original Size: unknown
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Still Life Cherries, c.1942 by Pierre Bonnard | Painting Reproduction

Still Life Cherries c.1942

Oil Painting
$258
Canvas Print
$50.04
SKU: BON-4457
Pierre Bonnard
Original Size: 15.9 x 22.5 cm
Dallas Museum of Art, Texas, USA

Table Laid for Dessert, c.1924 by Pierre Bonnard | Painting Reproduction

Table Laid for Dessert c.1924

Oil Painting
$293
Canvas Print
$50.32
SKU: BON-4458
Pierre Bonnard
Original Size: 38 x 56 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Landscape, c.1935 by Pierre Bonnard | Painting Reproduction

Landscape c.1935

Oil Painting
$323
Canvas Print
$50.04
SKU: BON-4459
Pierre Bonnard
Original Size: 34.4 x 46.2 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Garden: Meadow in Bloom, c.1935 by Pierre Bonnard | Painting Reproduction

Garden: Meadow in Bloom c.1935

Oil Painting
$562
SKU: BON-16659
Pierre Bonnard
Original Size: 90.2 x 90.5 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

The Poppies, 1912 by Pierre Bonnard | Painting Reproduction

The Poppies 1912

Oil Painting
$343
SKU: BON-16804
Pierre Bonnard
Original Size: 51 x 43 cm
Musee des Beaux-Arts et d'Archeologie, Troyes, France

The Checkered Blouse, 1892 by Pierre Bonnard | Painting Reproduction

The Checkered Blouse 1892

Oil Painting
$318
SKU: BON-16805
Pierre Bonnard
Original Size: 61 x 33 cm
Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

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