Maurice Brianchon is known as one of the Painters of Poetic Reality. Brianchon attended É’cole des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and moved to Spain shortly after to study the paintings of Spanish Masters. His early work is characterized by dynamic images of the theatre, street scenes, and horse races – showing his love for life and youth. In contrast, his later work is more relaxed and contemplative, mostly painting still-life and landscapes. Later on, Brianchon returned to Paris to teach at É’cole des Arts Décoratifs, where his teachings had a profound impact and influence on the next generation of artists.