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Biography of Guy Braun
Guy Braun was born in Paris in 1950, near Place... Pigalle! He attended Nicolas Wacker’s classes on the techniques of painting at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and discovered engraving and etching at the Atelier du Sorbier (Paris).
Guy Braun has been practising printmaking since 1976. He started in the Paris art studios and, from 1992 on, in his own studio. As he considers etching and engraving as “an infinite realm” and does not wish to deny himself “any of the joys they bring”, he deliberately chose to use all the techniques available in printmaking, which is quite unique. He practises woodcutting (for the sake of clear-cut contrast), etching, aquatint (for the impression of movement and spontaneity it gives), engraving (the burin was the first tool he used since he sets great store by the quality of the line), mezzotint (for the soft warmth of its chiaroscuro), collagraphy with Carborundum (a technique of collage on plate, which he uses to create special atmospheres). Guy Braun practises drawing, illustrates books and, on his own press, prints nudes (monotypes).
The artist has exhibited his work for several years in personal and collective exhibitions (France, Hungary, Russia, Japan). He regularly receives awards – print making prize (Amis des Artistes Français), 2000; Pinet prize (Académie des Beaux-arts), 2012; A.D.A.G.P. prize (Salon d’automne), 2012; printmaking prize (Amis du Salon d’automne), 2013; medal of honour, printmaking section (Art Capital), Grand Palais, Paris, 2017.
The list would be long of the engravers and etchers Guy Braun particularly appreciates: Maurice Estève, the Japanese painter and engraver Kiyoshi Hasegawa, Émile Laboureur, Henry Moore and Maria Elena Vieira da Silva.
Besides, Guy Braun is a member of the Société des Artistes français, and of Manifestampe. He teaches printmaking for the society Renaissance et Culture (Coupvray) and in his own studio, Atelier GuyAnne (with Anne Mounic). He regularly gives lectures and classes (Reims University) about printmaking, engravers and etchers. He is co-editor of the reviews Peut-être and, on line, Temporel. Obviously he has devoted his life to printmaking!
A beautiful and inexhaustible artist, he also involves himself in teaching his art. Who would not admire, for instance, his superb series on filmmaking, “la cinématogravure”, his highly sensitive prints on the Great War, or his woodcuts on chairs in Paris gardens?