Francis GRUBER (1912-1948)

Selection of works by Francis Gruber currently available

Francis Gruber, Mélancolie
Francis Gruber
Oil on canvas, 100 x 81 cm


Francis Gruber, Le parc
Francis Gruber
Le parc
Oi on canvas, 81 x 65 cm


Francis Gruber,
Francis Gruber 

Oil on canvas, 102 x 102cm


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Francis Gruber, defender of figuration

Francis Gruber was a French painter and founder of the Nouveau Réalisme school.

Born in Nancy, he was the son of stained glass artist Jacques Gruber and he first exhibited at the age of 18.

While other artists were becoming more and more abstract, he preferred to paint human figures that were highly sculpted.

Gruber was influenced by Hieronymus Bosch and Albrecht Dürerand the Lorraine engraver Jacques Callot and became friends with the Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti.

He died in Paris.

Latest exhibitions dedicated to Francis Gruber

  • 1976 Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris
  • 2009 Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nancy
  • 2009 Musée d’Art Roger Quilliot de Clermont-Ferrand.
  • 2017 Galerie de la Présidence : “Giacometti-Gruber, A shared look”

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