Balthus

Balthasar Klossowski de Rola (February 29, 1908 – February 18, 2001), best known as Balthus, was a Polish-French modern artist.

Born in Paris, in his formative years his art was sponsored by Rainer Maria Rilke, Maurice Denis, Pierre Bonnard and Pierre Matisse. His father, Erich Klossowski, a noted art historian who wrote a monograph on Daumier,

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