André Planson (1898-1981)
André Planson was one of the main figures of the Réalité poétique movement. A great painter educated at the Académie Ranson and awarded in 1932 the prestigious Prix Blumenthal. “Soon critics and a group of connoisseurs will follow diligently his journey” Lydia Harambourg warned in her Dictionnaire des peintres. L’École de Paris, 1945-1965. This indisputable notoriety enabled him to expose both sides of the Atlantic, notably during the Venice Biennale in 1938 and 1949 as well as during the São Paulo Art Biennal in 1949. Nowadays, around twenty museums exhibit his works. In love with the Emerald Coast, he came a few years to paint in Saint-Malo, Dinard and along the Rance.