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Benrath, Frédéric pseudonym of Philippe Gérardlocked

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 1930, in Chatou.

Painter (including gouache).

Nuagisme.

Gérard studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Toulon from 1949 to 1952, and travelled to Germany the following year, where he was inspired by the Romanticism of Schloss Benrath (near Düsseldorf); his pseudonym combines the castle's name with Nietzsche's first name, Friedrich. He lives and works in Paris....

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