Litographic workshop since 1896
CLOT, BRAMSEN & GEORGES, today the oldest printing workshop in Paris, was founded by Auguste Clot back in late 18th century, where he was known as the Capital’s finest Art Printer. Not only because of his skills, but also particularly due to way he mixed the various colors in the printing process, the young “Nabis” were attracted and found in Auguste Clot a true and highly professional inspirator. As the predecessors, the Impressionists, Vollard also ordered prints by the young “Nabis” to be a part of his famous graphic albums.
From 1896 the most beautiful works were printed at Clots presses, signed by Degas, Cézanne, Renoir, Sisley, Redon, Bonnard, Vuillard, Signac, Munch, Rodin and many others.
In 1934 André Clot, the son of the founder Auguste Clot succeeded his father as daily leader. In this period, Rouault, Matisse, Denis, Roussel, Guillaumin, Foujita and others had their time in the workshop.
In 1963 the Danish Lithograph, Peter Bramsen, entered the workshop as an Associate. In 1965, together with the founder’s grandson, Dr. Guy Georges, they founded EDITIONS ATELIER CLOT – Publishing Prints. In 1968 the workshop moved to larger premises situated in Rue Vielle du Temple in the center of the Marais district. Again, the old printing workshop succeeded in attracting artists, creating masterpieces on the old stone press. To mention some – Asger Jorn, Alechinsky, Bram Van Velde, Lindström, Wyckaert, Pol Bury, Topor, Arman, Saura, Bjørn Nørgaard, Voss, Toledo, Michaux, Soulages, Calder, Wifredo Lam, and many other well known International artists.
In 1988 Christian Bramsen entered the company as an Associate, and he acted as a guarantee for the high professional standard which was maintained in the fashion with which it had been founded over 100 years ago. Christian Bramsen is Internationally oriented, he arranges retrospective exhibitions all over the world, mostly focusing on a specific artist and his works created at the workshop.
In 2004, Morten Brunholt takes over the representation of the workshop and publishing house in Scandinavia. In 2013, Christian Bramsen and Morten Brunholt set up the Danish publishing house Atelier Clot, Bramsen & Brunholt. New artists such as Lars Nørgård, Anette Harboe Flensburg, Trine Boesen, Søren Behncke, Peter Martensen, Martin Bigum, Ken Denning, Ole Ahlberg, Mie Mørkeberg and others. now works in the workshop in Paris.
In 2021, a gallery and lithographic workshop will open in Svendborg, Denmark. It is beautifully located on Frederiksø by the harbor in Svendborg. The premises have previously housed Svendborg Shipyard and therefore exude history and the maritime environment that is characteristic of Svendborg.
The workshop in Paris today has the following crew and equipment:
Christian Bramsen – Master Printer and Owner
Thomas Marin – Lithographic Printer
Priscille Arai – Lithographic Assistant
Ariel Termine – Graphic design
Victor Bramsen – sales and marketing
Workshop of 300m2 and a basement of 80 m2. 3 Hand presses. 1 copper printing press. 1 lithographic Voirin press. 1 paper cutter. 250 lithographic stones (about 15 tons). 3 Inkjet printers 44″, and 1 inkjet printer 60″. Since the 1960s, over 500 artists have printed more than 6,000 lithographs in the workshop.
Workshop and gallery in Svendborg has a 100 m2 gallery and 75 m2 workshop, with 2 French hand presses, 1 copper printing press, tools for framing.
General managers in Svendborg are:
Morten Brunholt – owner – sale
Charlotte Brunholt – sales and marketing