Not to be missed Bernard Durin
Bernard Durin is an artist born in 1940 and originally from Nice. Following his studies at the Estienne school, he specialized in the poster artist Paul Colin until 1960, then began collaborating with numerous magazines and making book covers. In the seventies, in Provence, he is passionate about the beauty of insects and paints many “portraits” of these creatures in watercolor. Working with passion and precision, each insect reveals the ingenious wonders of evolution, but also wide palettes of colors, textures and details. Durin’s work is quickly exposed and sought after by many international collectors. While he found most of his models at the Museum of Natural History in Paris, the institution commissioned Bernard Durin to produce three works on vellum which will be regularly exhibited. In 1980 his 60-book Beetles and Other Insects was published by the German publisher Schirmer / Mosel and gave it a wider recognition. The book was reissued – in particular – in November 2013. Bernard Durin died in 1988 in Paris.
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