Atelier Clot is Paris’ oldest lithography workshop and is located in the charming Marais neighborhood of Paris. With a proud history dating back to 1896, the workshop was founded by Auguste Clot, one of the capital’s most talented lithographers at the time. His pioneering work in the use of color attracted the attention of the young artist group “Nabis” and the art dealer Ambroise Vollard, who commissioned works for his famous printmaker albums.
From 1896, Atelier Clot became home to the production of the most beautiful masterpieces of color lithography, bearing the signatures of great artists such as Degas, Cézanne, Renoir, Sisley, Redon, Bonnard, Vuillard, Signac, Munch, Rodin and many more.
In the late 1950s, a young, newly qualified lithographer, Peter Bramsen, came to Paris to further his education. In 1963, he became a partner in the old workshop. In 1965, Clot, Bramsen & Georges were founded and Bramsen became artistic and professional leader. The workshop moved in 1968 to the Marais neighborhood on Rue Vieille du Temple. Here, a host of artists such as Asger Jorn, Alechinsky, Bram Van Velde, Lindström, Wyckaert, Pol Bury, Topor, Arman, Saura, Bjørn Nørgaard, Voss, Toledo, Michaux, Soulages, Calder, Wifredo Lam and many others gathered to work with stone prints.
Under the leadership of his son, Christian Bramsen, the collaboration with artists from all over the world continues. Read Atelier Clot’s exciting story here…