Balthus (Balthasar Klossowski de Rola)

1908–2001

Balthus (Balthasar Klossowski de Rola), ‘Nude on a Chaise Longue’ 1950
Nude on a Chaise Longue 1950
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Balthasar Klossowski de Rola (February 29, 1908 – February 18, 2001), known as Balthus, was a Polish-French modern artist. He is known for his erotically-charged images of pubescent girls, but also for the refined, dreamlike quality of his imagery.

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