Émile Bernard (French, 1868-1941)
The cliffs at Le Pouldu (1887)
La moisson, 1888
View of Pont-Aven (also known as Pont-Aven Landscape), 1888
Oil on card laid down on panel, 115 x 83.2 cm
Breton Women at Prayer 1892
Émile Henri Bernard - Self-Portrait
Émile Henri Bernard (1868 – 1941) is known as a Post-Impressionist painter who had artistic friendships with Van Gogh, Gauguin and Eugène Boch, and at a later time, Cézanne. Most of his notable work was accomplished at a young age, in the years 1886 through 1897. He is also associated with Cloisonnism and Synthetism, two late 19th century art movements. Less known is Bernard's literary work, comprising plays, poetry, and art criticism as well as art historical statements that contain first hand information on the crucial period of modern art to which Bernard had contributed.