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Guy Buffet Art Prints

Today Guy Buffet is a celebrated artist with an international following. But he began his artistic career as a child sketching on the tablecloths of the Buffet family restaurant in postwar Paris! After he lost his father at a very young age, his mother encouraged him to be an artist by purchasing for him his first set of paints and brushes. When he was 14, his mother enrolled him in the Ecole de Beaux Arts de Toulon. This was to begin his career as an artist, inspiring him to continue on to L'Academie de Peinture de la Ville de Paris. In 1961, he was drafted into the French Navy. To his surprise and delight, he was stationed on a cruiser which opened up opportunities for one-man shows in every port! Seemingly simple. Buffet's playful compositions and colorful techniques are deceptively complex, the result of years of formal training in the best art schools of France. Buffet's work now hangs in many fine public, private and corporate collections. He has had many solo exhibitions around the world and has created artwork for many advertising campaigns such as Absolut Vodka, the Tour de France and Champagne Perrier-Jouet.

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