(1902 - 1949)
Christian Berard was active/lived in New York / France. Christian Berard is known for portrait, figure, design, illustrations.
Biography Christian Berard
A painter of portraits, figures including nudes and genre scenes, Christian Berard worked primarily in Paris including as a fashion illustrator for Chanel and Nina Ricci and a theater-set designer. He also worked in New York City as a set designer, fashion illustrator and ballet costume designer for Balanchine. To his friends, he had the nickname of Bebe.
In Paris, Berard was a student at the Academie Ranson where he studied with Maurice Denis and Edouard Vuillard. In 1924, he had his first exhibition of paintings at Galerlie Druet with a group of other paintings labeled Neo-Romantic that included Eugene Berman and Pavel Tchelitchew.
His paintings often have subdued coloration with blacks, browns and whites and his theater des
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