Louttre B - Marc-Antoine
Marc-Antoine Bissiere was born
in Paris in 1926, the son of the well known
artist Roger Bissiere (1888-1964), who knicknamed
him "loutre" (Otter). The two worked
for many years side by side. The younger artist
adopted the name to distinguish himself from
his father and establish his own identity.
Louttre B developed a unique print-making
technique of combining woodblock and copperplates
to achieve a three dimensional sculptural effect.
These marvelous large format engravings stand
off the page in light relief.
Louttre B eschewed the pure abstraction
of his father for a more figurative style, which
he called "figuration allusive". He
also created sculpture, stained glass windows,
See Also: Paintings
by Louttre B