Balthus (Balthasar Klossowski) - The Encyclopedia of Fine Arts - Artist, Painter  Balthus (Balthasar Klossowski)

Style: Expressionism;Symbolism;Naive Art / Primitivism;Surrealism;Fauvism;Realism

Place: Paris

Born: 1908

Death: 2001

Nationality: France


Balthasar Klossowski (or Klossowski) de Rola (February 29, 1908 in Paris - February 18, 2001 in Rossinière, Switzerland) , best known as Balthus, was an esteemed but controversial Polish-French modern artist. Throughout his career, Balthus rejected the usual conventions of the art world. He insisted that his paintings should be seen and not read ab...