Samy Briss


1930 Samy Briss was born on the 18th of May in Jassy, Romania.

Briss’ mother, a talented woman’s tailor was impressed by his sketches and immediately recognized his natural talent from where she actively encouraged Briss to explore and capture his ideas on paper.

1935 With the onset of the Second World War, the family fled to Bucharest.

1949 Briss enrolled at the Beaux-Arts Academy. Here he worked under Camil Ressu, a former student of Gustave Moreau.

1959 Emigrated to Israel. Meet Marcel Janco co-founder of the DADA.

1967 Held his first Retrospective at the Nathan Gallery in Tel Aviv. Briss painted several murals of mosaics and reliefs on wood in public buildings during the first half of the 70’s.

It is at the beginning of the 60’s that he began paintings in oil and watercolor in the “petit format” which he extended by creating Baroque montages, or works in glass frames decorated with velvet fabric or precious wood in the manner reminiscent of the religious icons so widespread in Russia, Bulgaria and the churches of his native land.

1973 Started to exhibit in Paris.

1974 Established in Paris.

1976 Publication of his first monography by René Barotte.

1985 Weeding with Miriam Speet.

1986,1988 Births of their sons Boris and Simon.

1989 Publication of a new monography in Switzerland by Kurt Schaer.

1992 First Sculptures.

Today Samy Briss lives and works in Paris.

His works are shown in museums and private collections in Romania, France, Israel, England, Germany, Sweden, Holland, Luxembourg, Canada and the U.S.A.

One-Man-Shows since 2000:

2001 Galerie Art Fonctionnel, Metz

Galerie Romanet, Paris

2002 Elisabeth Den Bieman De Haas Gallery, Amsterdam

2003 Galerie Romanet, Paris

2004 Opera Gallery, Paris

2005 Opera Gallery, Singapore

Elisabeth Den Bieman De Haas Gallery, Amsterdam

Galerie d’Etraz, Lausanne

2006 Opera Gallery, Singapore

2007 Galerie Dima, Paris

Galerie L. Keuninckx, Grand Rechain – Belgique

2009 Opera Gallery, Seoul

Galerie L. Keuninckx, Grand Rechain – Belgique

2010 Jacques Soussana Gallery, Jerusalem – Israel

Rollebeek Gallery, Bruxelles

De Twee Pauwen Gallery, Den Haag, Holland

Stern Gallery, Tel Aviv

2013 De Twee Pauwen Gallery, Den Haag, Holland
2014 Galerie Terre Des Arts, Paris

2015 Stern Gallery, Tel Aviv