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Balthus (Balthasar Klossovsky de Rola)
France 
1908−2001
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Balthus (1908−2001) was a French-Polish painter who was often accused of excessive frankness of his images of children and adolescents. He himself did not like to communicate his biographical data and preferred to be evaluated on the basis of works ("Balthus is an artist about whom nothing is known. Now let’s look at the pictures," he wrote in a telegram sent to the Tate Gallery).

Famous works: "Dreaming Teresa"

Balthazar Klossovski was born in Paris, his father was an art historian, and his mother — an artist. The future painter grew up among such intellectuals as Andre Gide, Jean Cocteau and Rainer Maria Rilke. The latter was the sponsor and intellectual mentor of Balthus (as well as his mother’s lover). The artist was married twice, had four children and died in the Swiss Rosinjere a few days before his 93rd birthday.

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Balthus (Balthasar Klossovsky de Rola). Girl with Cat
Girl with Cat
Balthus (Balthasar Klossovsky de Rola)
1937, 87.6×77.5 cm
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176 artworks total
Balthus (Balthasar Klossovsky de Rola). Strolling in the Luxembourg Garden
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Strolling in the Luxembourg Garden
1925, 56.2×54 cm
Balthus (Balthasar Klossovsky de Rola). Sketch for theatrical production in Le Bourget
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Sketch for theatrical production in Le Bourget
1929, 22×17.5 cm
Balthus (Balthasar Klossovsky de Rola). The outside
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The outside
1929, 130×162 cm
Balthus (Balthasar Klossovsky de Rola). Cat on the bench. Series "Mitsu"
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Cat on the bench. Series "Mitsu"
1919, 17×15 cm
Balthus (Balthasar Klossovsky de Rola). Card game
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Card game
1973, 190×225 cm
Balthus (Balthasar Klossovsky de Rola). A dream in a summer night
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A dream in a summer night
2000, 162×130 cm
Balthus (Balthasar Klossovsky de Rola). Young fortune teller
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Young fortune teller
1940-th , 122×119 cm
Balthus (Balthasar Klossovsky de Rola). Portrait of Leila Kaetani
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Portrait of Leila Kaetani
1935, 115.6×87.6 cm
Balthus (Balthasar Klossovsky de Rola). Portrait of Madame Pierre Loeb
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Portrait of Madame Pierre Loeb
1940, 180×149.5 cm
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