Solange Bertrand

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Solange Bertrand (French, 1913 ~ 2011) Bertrand studied the art schools in Nancy, where she spent four years, and in Paris. During the World War II she worked as a aqualified voluntary nurse with the armed forces, in children’s centres among children sent away from bombed areas and with prisoners and deportees being repatriated. She lived and worked in Metz. She first exhibited her work in 1945, showing at the Salon d’Automne and the S alon de Mai, at Comparaisons, at Women painters and Sculptors and in collectives. She has numerous solo exhibitions of her paintings, especially in Paris (Galerie Di Meo, 1962; Galerie d’Estree,1988) and Metz 9 retrospective, Salle de la Mutualite, 1965; Centre d’Arts plastiques, 1992), also in cities in the provinces, in Luxemburg, Belgium, Holland and elsewhere. She has recieved several honorary awards. Her early painting tended towards expressionism, then developed into a relatively abstarct form.
In 2001, Lionel Jospin, then Prime Minister of France, recognized by decree as a public interest the creation of the Solange Bertrand Foundation, preserving and exhibiting artworks of the artist. Bertrand donated to the foundation 303 paintings, 700 drawings, and 49 sculptures, which represent the evolution of her art production throughout her career
Bertrand’s work may be found in he following museums:
Museum Picasso in Antibes
Musee Departemental d’Art Ancien et Contemporain in Epinal
MBA Jules-Cheret in Nice
MNAM-CCI in Paris