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De Belay, Pierre

Attracted by drawing and painting from his earliest childhood in Quimper, Pierre de Belay substituted a formal art education with frequent visits to the painters and poets of Montmartre. There he met many famous personalities of the day and painted portraits of many of them including James Joyce, James Ensor, Guillaume Apollinaire and Colette.

de Belay began as a landscape artist and then moved on to circus scenes and scenes of Parisian life. His career as a printmaker began in 1926 and he used his experience as an engraver to develop a unique oil painting technique called "trellisme".

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