Pierre-Philippe Bertrand ( - )

Pierre-Philippe Bertrand, known as "Pierre-Bertrand" was born in Lorient. Like his father, he was destined for a military career.  After studying in La Flèche until 1902, he finally turned away from the army and became a painter, completely self-taught. He was initiated by Pégot-Ogier. He discovered the Pont-Aven School and admired Gauguin. From 1907 onwards, he exhibited at most of the Parisian Salons, including the Nationale, and in 1914 at the Galerie Devambez, on Boulevard Malesherbes. He was in the First World War, from which he brought back illustrations that are in the War Museum. He is present at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris. His most famous oil painting is "Baigneuses à Noirmoutier" (1922). In 1919 he met his wife in Noirmoutiers. From 1926 he had his studio on the Ile d'Yeu.

Pierre-Bertrand was an official painter of the Navy (1936) who knew how to capture the light of the French coastline, particularly our coasts and our marshes. In addition to Brittany, this painter composed a large number of paintings on the two Vendée islands.

Pierre-Bertrand's work was the subject of a fine exhibition at the Écomusée du Daviaud, in La Barre-de-Monts, in 2007, thanks in particular to his daughter Nicole Grüneberg.

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