Les Poissons et Les Fruits
Les Poissons et Les Fruits

CLAUDE VENARD (1913-1999)

Les Poissons et Les Fruits

1913 to 1999 Paris

Offered by Callaghans of Shrewsbury


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Born in Paris. Entered the Ecole des Beaux-Arts at the age of 17 but left after two days; took lessons at the Ecole des Arts Appliqués in the evenings, then painted on his own. Supported himself by various jobs such as designing for a silk factory, and later by restoring Old Master paintings for five years with a restorer to the Louvre. First exhibited in 1936 with the Forces Nouvelles group of Gruber, Tal Coat, Pignon, André Marchand and others. Influenced by the Primitives, then Courbet, then the Cubists. First one-man exhibition at the Galerie Barreiro, Paris, in 1943 or 1944 and has since painted full-time. In the 1950s his work became more abstracted, with linear patterning and flat patches of colour, where he started to exhibit in Paris, London and New York.
Private Collection, Paris
Height 19.50 inch (49.53 cm)
Width 25.50 inch (64.77 cm)
Oil on Canvas
Callaghans of Shrewsbury

Callaghans of Shrewsbury
22 & 23 St Mary's Street

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