"My style may be described as a kind of loving criticism" RB 1959

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Rene went to New York School of abstract painting where he met  de Kooning, and remained friends for life. (Rene painted a portrait of Elaine and de Kooning which is in the de Kooning estate).

His abstract paintings were exhibited in 1951 at Tibor de Nagy Gallery.
From the exhibition program…

“THE WORK of René Bouché does not stay quite still till you have looked at it a few moments; inside their boundaries, his paintings shift and veer like the inner world of the human body, without seeming to. Yet they are objective, they are outside, they share with the cosmos its soothing stability. Their biomorphic geometries are made of the colors of sky and earth: ….”  For the full text, click here.