Georges Berthomier, untitled, 1949, gouache on cardboard, 24 x 26,5 cm, © photo credit Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne
Berthomier Georges, (1897 – 1963), France
BiographyGeorges Berthomier (1897–1963) was born in Indre-et-Loire, France. He worked as a labourer in the Paris region until he was committed to a psychiatric hospital in 1948. He then devoted himself to drawing. Three years later, he was transferred to another institution in Haute-Saône. He stopped drawing and painting several years before his death.
For the most part, Berthomier painted landscapes studded with buildings with inventive perspectives. Natural features—trees, fields—are fused with the architectural elements. He worked freely, using multiple points of view and changing the orientation of his landscapes so as to reduce the sky to a narrow blue or white strip at the top of the picture.
- Architecture (Exhibition catalogues)
- Jean Dubuffet's Art Brut, the origins of the collection (2016) New edition 2020 (Books about Art Brut)
- Architecture (english version) (Exhibition catalogues)