BiographyClaude Venard was a French a French post-Cubist and still life painterand was born in Burgundy in 1913. At the age of 17 he began to take evening classes in painting at the Ecole des Arts Appliqués. However, after six years of conscientious study he was forced, in order to support himself, to spend most of 1936 working as a restorer at the Louvre Museum. This experience, however, turned out to be beneficial in as much as it enabled the young artist to fill the gaps still existing in his artistic education. He died in Savary, France in 1999.
CareerVenard had a successful career during his lifetime, punctuated by one-man shows in Paris, London, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Dusseldorf, Munich, Buenos Aires, Tokyo, Canada, Belgium and Holland. The artist’s works are included in the permanent collections of many museums including the National Museum of Modern Art in Paris, the Tate Gallery in London, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
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