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Bernard Vercruyce


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Painting, Mixed Media, Printmaking... 110 Followers Member since 2005
Auvers S/o, France

Biography

Bernard Vercruyce was born in Rheims into 1949 from a family of Flemish origin.
It is in 1971 that it starts to paint in a regular way. Its?uvres is exposed in the following museums .
- National museum of the Old Laval Castle.France.
- Museum of Naïve art of the Island of Vicq France.
- Museum St Denis Rheims.France.
- International museum of Naïve art Anatole Jakovsky Nice. France.
- Museum Louis Senlecq Isle-Adam.France.
- Museum of Contemporary art of the Prince Murat Castle of Nointel.France.
- Museum Charles-François Daubigny Auvers-on-Oise.France.
- Museum of Naïve art max Fourny/Market St Pierre Paris. France.
- Museum of the House of Templiers Caudebec-in-Caux.France.
- Museum of the Citadel Beautiful-Isle-in-Sea.France.
- Museum of the Baron Gerard Bayeux. France.
- International museum of the Richelieu Cat. France.
- Museum of the Natural science Orleans.France.
- Museum of Contemporary art of Chamalières.France.
- Museum of the Houplines-Lille Lithography.Fr... Read More

Bernard Vercruyce was born in Rheims into 1949 from a family of Flemish origin.
It is in 1971 that it starts to paint in a regular way. Its?uvres is exposed in the following museums .
- National museum of the Old Laval Castle.France.
- Museum of Naïve art of the Island of Vicq France.
- Museum St Denis Rheims.France.
- International museum of Naïve art Anatole Jakovsky Nice. France.
- Museum Louis Senlecq Isle-Adam.France.
- Museum of Contemporary art of the Prince Murat Castle of Nointel.France.
- Museum Charles-François Daubigny Auvers-on-Oise.France.
- Museum of Naïve art max Fourny/Market St Pierre Paris. France.
- Museum of the House of Templiers Caudebec-in-Caux.France.
- Museum of the Citadel Beautiful-Isle-in-Sea.France.
- Museum of the Baron Gerard Bayeux. France.
- International museum of the Richelieu Cat. France.
- Museum of the Natural science Orleans.France.
- Museum of Contemporary art of Chamalières.France.
- Museum of the Houplines-Lille Lithography.France.
- Museum of the Sea Paimpol. France.
- French museum of the chart to play Issy-les-Moulineaux.France.
- Museum of Gorze . Gorze.France.
- Museum of Landskrona Landskrona/Sweden.
- Museum of Beautiful Arts of Sherbrooke Quebec/Canada.
- Museum of the House of humour and the satire Gabrovo/Bulgaria.
- Museum of Naïve art of Lasne Lasne/Belgium.
- Museo Internazionale LED the ex libris G.d' Annunzio Pescara/Italy.
- Katzen Museum - Swiss Riehen Basle/.
- Katinu Muziejus (Museum of the Cat) Siauliai/Lithuania.
- Katten-Kabinet Amsterdam/Netherlands.
- Foundation for the Museum of the Swiss Lausanne Cat/.
- International museum of Naïve art of the castle of Levizzano. Castelvetro/Italy.
- C.A.C. Cergy-Pontoise. France.
- National Library Paris.France.
- Public library. Seyne s/Mer. France.
- Library Louis Nucéra Nice France.
Self-educated painter, Bernard VERCRUYCE was born in Rheims, in 1949 - France. Raised by his maternal grandparents, it "is impregnated" by painting as of its youth. Indeed, his/her grandfather starts to paint with the retirement. This grandfather is not other than Camille VAN HYFTE, which exposed with O' Brady, Bauchant, Bombois, Vivin, etc... in the Fifties. The child familiarizes himself with the pots and the odors of painting, the fabrics and the brushes. He wants to imitate this grandfather that he admires by subtilizing (in his knowledge, he believes) a little color to him. What appears a play, a priori, in fact an element is determining for the continuation. It settles then with AUVERS-on-Oise with his parents, and, happy coincidence, is being the neighbor of the house of Doctor Gachet. This doctor who agrees to take care on Vincent Van Gogh the time of his passage of Auvers. Impassioned by painting and engraving, it engraves with Pissarro and initiates Cézanne and Guillaumin as it will try to do it, later, with Vincent. This philanthropist is also large in love with the cats. He had some up to ten se... Read less

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Bernard Vercruyce was born in Rheims into 1949 from a family of Flemish origin.
It is in 1971 that it starts to paint in a regular way. Its?uvres is exposed in the following museums .
- National museum of the Old Laval Castle.France.
- Museum of Naïve art of the Island of Vicq France.
- Museum St Denis Rheims.France.
- International museum of Naïve art Anatole Jakovsky Nice. France.
- Museum Louis Senlecq Isle-Adam.France.
- Museum of Contemporary art of the Prince Murat Castle of Nointel.France.
- Museum Charles-François Daubigny Auvers-on-Oise.France.
- Museum of Naïve art max Fourny/Market St Pierre Paris. France.
- Museum of the House of Templiers Caudebec-in-Caux.France.
- Museum of the Citadel Beautiful-Isle-in-Sea.France.
- Museum of the Baron Gerard Bayeux. France.
- International museum of the Richelieu Cat. France.
- Museum of the Natural science Orleans.France.
- Museum of Contemporary art of Chamalières.France.
- Museum of the Houplines-Lille Lithography.France.
- Museum of the Sea Paimpol. France.
- French museum of the chart to play Issy-les-Moulineaux.France.
- Museum of Gorze . Gorze.France.
- Museum of Landskrona Landskrona/Sweden.
- Museum of Beautiful Arts of Sherbrooke Quebec/Canada.
- Museum of the House of humour and the satire Gabrovo/Bulgaria.
- Museum of Naïve art of Lasne Lasne/Belgium.
- Museo Internazionale LED the ex libris G.d' Annunzio Pescara/Italy.
- Katzen Museum - Swiss Riehen Basle/.
- Katinu Muziejus (Museum of the Cat) Siauliai/Lithuania.
- Katten-Kabinet Amsterdam/Netherlands.
- Foundation for the Museum of the Swiss Lausanne Cat/.
- International museum of Naïve art of the castle of Levizzano. Castelvetro/Italy.
- C.A.C. Cergy-Pontoise. France.
- National Library Paris.France.
- Public library. Seyne s/Mer. France.
- Library Louis Nucéra Nice France.
Self-educated painter, Bernard VERCRUYCE was born in Rheims, in 1949 - France. Raised by his maternal grandparents, it "is impregnated" by painting as of its youth. Indeed, his/her grandfather starts to paint with the retirement. This grandfather is not other than Camille VAN HYFTE, which exposed with O' Brady, Bauchant, Bombois, Vivin, etc... in the Fifties. The child familiarizes himself with the pots and the odors of painting, the fabrics and the brushes. He wants to imitate this grandfather that he admires by subtilizing (in his knowledge, he believes) a little color to him. What appears a play, a priori, in fact an element is determining for the continuation. It settles then with AUVERS-on-Oise with his parents, and, happy coincidence, is being the neighbor of the house of Doctor Gachet. This doctor who agrees to take care on Vincent Van Gogh the time of his passage of Auvers. Impassioned by painting and engraving, it engraves with Pissarro and initiates Cézanne and Guillaumin as it will try to do it, later, with Vincent. This philanthropist is also large in love with the cats. He had some up to ten seven. It is into 1971 that Bernard Vercruyce starts to paint in a regular way. Little time afterwards, it meets a size-doucier at which, it discovers engraving. It launches out in this research and learns, by itself, the innumerable resources of copper-plate engraving (dry point, etching, aquatinte...) About 1975, it starts to carry out editions of engravings for the Gallery Pierre Hautot, street of the Vat in Paris. In 1978, it makes the knowledge of the critic of art Anatole JAKOVSKY, called "the Pope of naive" who did not cease defending it and to encourage it. It writes: "... engravings of Vercruyce always make me think of Strada de Fellini, at these moments of truth where the clowns discover suddenly that they have a heart. They make me also think, by rebound to some extent, with a good Flemish expressionnist Edgar Tytgat, considered a long time wrongly as naive "a This meeting was determining and beneficial, though too much short since this one dies out in September 1983. It is besides at that time that it enters under contract to the Gallery Jacques Boulan, street of the Saints Fathers in Paris. In 1990, it is with the Gallery Art-Expo street St Paul in Paris and by their intermediary that it exposes in many galleries in France and abroad. It collaborates regularly with the Coutau-Bégarie study in sales in Drouot. Since 1983, its work is directed towards art animalist and more particularly cat-like. Known in the microcosm of the world of animalist arts, it is requested to illustrate works with many authors and carries out books of bibliophilism in original etchings on new texts of Robert de Laroche, Louis Nucéra, Irene Frain, with the editions of the "Cat Magus". - on October 11, 1994, Bernard Vercruyce is named Académicien of the Cat by Accademia dei gatti magici of Rome for the whole of sound?uvre. - Of February 4 at May 31, 2000, the Natural history museum of Orleans devotes a retrospective of sound?uvre to him (oils and watercolours.) - Of March 24 at May 8, 2005, it is the International Museum of Naïve art Anatole Jakovsky of the town of Nice which organizes the retrospective of sound?uvre engraved (Etchings and aquatintes



"To write some impressions on my?uvre devoted to the cat, here is an extremely difficult thing for me. If I could write, that would be known and so some have this facility in more of that to draw, it is unfortunately not my case. My expression only passes by the brush and I hate to entrust the emotions which I live with my fabric. I have this intimate need for the secrecy of the jealous lover: the?uvre remains with me, even at the others. But doesn't the cat, object of our common admiration, deserve this effort of my share? Here thus some lines which will perhaps reveal why I devote myself to the "King of the Kings". ... Pourquoi does one paint? I wonder it tous.les.jours. This futile activity has apparently interest only for the artist. However if the result is appreciated so much, it is that a great number of people is found in the image interpreted at the point to wish it. I think that it is necessary to see in painting a refuge, a construction of a world where reality is only dream. It is to create its universe, its climate, its atmosphere, to protect itself from the swirl of the life. Moreover shouldn't one see the success of art there there? This artifice, this support with the escape are in fact a rest of the spirit. The poets of the color remember the child that they were. This oneiric world is only one continuation of feelings, love, distress and aspiration to the absolute, which explode as by magic. Some will speak about gift. But I more emulously believe to communicate, of saying, to shout, to be spread out, to strip themselves, of this need to paint which submerges your everyday life. Creation is this thirst to exist, to remain beyond death, but it is as the sour criticism of a world as one wishes differently. This perfection, I imagined it and found in the symbol of the cat which came to lend "strong leg to me". By its grace, it is for me, the image even of the woman. It moves like a mannequin from Dior, hums to you to make believe that you are to be most important for it of his life, and is the eternal female when its languorous glance rocks in yours. The popular jargon, in its sometimes dared wisdom, was not mistaken there. Its independence is legendary and sied so well with these injuries! As for them, it is necessary for us to reconquer them tous.les.jours. As for the philosopher who it is, we know it all since Bouddha. Privileged companion of the writer, it does not have the anguish of the white page. He ruminates his reflexion inlassablement and entrusts it, sometimes, parsimoniously, by some escaped gold reflections of its entrebaîllées eyelids, bound for rare initiates. The cat appears so well the femininity which one would wish that it in general symbolizes also the human being, but indisputably the man is only one pale reflection of this alive God. And if some land devotes their life or them to him?uvre, it is only one thin compensation for those which "take care" on us since the night of times. As you note it, the perfection is of this world. Is still necessary it "to close" the eyes to see it. Me, I found my MUSE and you?... Félinement yours. Bernard Vercruyce


Biography


Self-educated painter, Bernard VERCRUYCE was born in Rheims, in 1949 - France. Raised by his maternal grandparents, it "is impregnated" by painting as of its youth. Indeed, his/her grandfather starts to paint with the retirement. This grandfather is not other than Camille VAN HYFTE, which exposed with O' Brady, Bauchant, Bombois, Vivin, etc... in the Fifties. The child familiarizes himself with the pots and the odors of painting, the fabrics and the brushes. He wants to imitate this grandfather that he admires by subtilizing (in his knowledge, he believes) a little color to him. What appears a play, a priori, in fact an element is determining for the continuation. It settles then with AUVERS-on-Oise with his parents, and, happy coincidence, is being the neighbor of the house of Doctor Gachet. This doctor who agrees to take care on Vincent VAN GOGH the time of his passage of Auvers. Impassioned by painting and engraving, it engraves with Pissarro and initiates Cézanne and Guillaumin as it will try to do it, later, with Vincent. This philanthropist is also large in love with the cats. He had some up to ten seven. It is into 1971 that Bernard Vercruyce starts to paint in a regular way. Little time afterwards, it meets a size-doucier at which, it discovers engraving. It launches out in this research and learns, by itself, the innumerable resources of copper-plate engraving (dry point, etching, aquatinte...) About 1975, it starts to carry out editions of engravings for the Gallery Pierre Hautot, street of the Vat in Paris. In 1978, it becomes acquainted with the critic of art Anatole JAKOVSKY, called "the Pope of naive" who did not cease defending it and to encourage it. It writes: "... engravings of Vercruyce always make me think of Strada de Fellini, at these moments of truth where the clowns discover suddenly that they have a heart. They make me also think, by rebound to some extent, with a good Flemish expressionnist Edgar Tytgat, considered a long time wrongly as naive "a This meeting was determining and beneficial, though too much short since this one dies out in September 1983. It is besides at that time that it enters under contract to the Gallery Jacques Boulan, street of the Saints Fathers in Paris. In 1990, it is with the Gallery Art-Expo street St Paul in Paris and by their intermediary that it exposes in many galleries in France and abroad. It collaborates regularly with the Coutau-Bégarie study in sales in Drouot. Since 1983, its work is directed towards art animalier and more particularly cat-like. Known in the microcosm of the world of arts animaliers, it is requested to illustrate works with many authors and carries out books of bibliophilism in original etchings on new texts of Robert de Laroche, Louis Nucéra, Irene Frain, with the editions of the "Cat Magus". - on October 11, 1994, Bernard Vercruyce is named Académicien of the Cat by Accademia dei gatti magici of Rome for the whole of his work. - Of February 4 at May 31, 2000, the Natural history museum of Orleans devotes to him a retrospective of its work (oils and watercolours.) - Of March 24 at May 8, 2005, it is the International Museum of Naïve art Anatole Jakovsky of the town of Nice which organizes the retrospective of its engraved work (Etchings and aquatintes)