Pierre-Marie Brisson (1955, Orléans, France) is a contemporary artist, author of paintings, graphic works, and engravings.
Brisson was born and grew up in a family of farmers, not far from Orléans, in the center of France. It was back in his childhood that he began drawing and evinced an interest for archeology, the history of ancient civilizations, and their cultures. While traveling across Italy, he developed a special penchant for the art of the Etruscans, an ancient people that inhabited the Appenine Peninsula three millennia ago, and that has inspired Brisson’s work since then. 1978 saw Brisson’s first exhibition, held at the Charles Péguy Museum in Orléans, and in 1980 he was exhibited in New York. Starting from 1981, his works were displayed by museums and galleries in France and Germany, Sweden, Japan, Canada, and the United States, gaining popularity and recognition. Brisson’s work is now in prestigious collections, including the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Achenbach, Foundation (San Francisco), the Museum of Art of Fort Lauderdale, the Jewish Museum (New York); the George Page Museum (Los Angeles), the Bibliothéque Nationale (Paris), the Musée de la Poste (Paris), the University of San Francisco, and the Pushkin Museum (Moscow).