20th CenturyAbstractFine ArtFrenchModern

Louttre B – Marc-Antoine Bissiere – Original Painting (Sold)

Apple and leaf forms.

Original Painting – Oil on Canvas, Signed Lower Right

Dimensions: 46:38 cm.


Marc-Antoine Bissiere

July 15, 1926 – April 6, 2012

Also known as: Louttre B

Marc-Antoine Bissiere was born in Paris in 1926, the son of the well known artist Roger Bissiere (1888-1964), who knicknamed him “loutre” (Otter). The two worked for many years side by side. The younger artist adopted the name Louttre B to distinguish himself from his father and establish his own identity.

Louttre B developed a unique print-making technique of combining woodblock and copperplates to achieve a three dimensional sculptural effect. These marvelous large format engravings stand off the page in light relief.

Louttre B eschewed the pure abstraction of his father for a more figurative style, which he called “figuration allusive”. He also created sculpture, stained glass windows, and tapestries.