Oil painting -> List of Painters -> Pierre Bonnard

Early Days:

   Bonnard was born in Fontenay-aux-Roses, Hauts-de-Seine. 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 practicing as a barrister briefly. However, he had also attended art classes on the side, and soon decided to become an artist.

Pierre Bonnard


Personal Details


Pierre Bonnard

Place of Birth

Fontenay-aux-Roses, Hauts-de-Seine

Date of Birth

3 October 1867

Date of Death

23 January 1947




Painter, Printmaker


   In 1891 he met Toulouse-Lautrec and began showing his work at the annual exhibition of the Societe des Artistes Independents. 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 Édouard Vuillard and Maurice Denis. He left Paris in 1910 for the south of France.

   Works Of Pierre Bonnard:

Work done by Pierre Bonnard

Work done by Pierre Bonnard