Paul Braig (1906-1972)


Born in Munich, Paul Braig is a French painter who first trained in Weimar, Germany, at the Bahaus school, then, in France, at the rich and strong school of Roger Bissière. His movement? Expressionism. But, in the words of critic Gérald Schurr, an expressionism endowed with “a certain tenderness and oriental sensuality“. To this we can add his free, skilful brushstrokes, which often turned him into a remarkable portraitist and much sought-after poster artist. In truth, Paul Braig loved people. Above all, he loved peasants, the very people who worked the land. He was rightly regarded as a Courbet of our time – modernized, that is!