Claude Venard , French ( 1913-1999 ) Born in 1913 into a business family from Burgogne. At the age of 17 he began to take evening classes in painting at the Ecole de Arts Appliques. 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, turned out to be beneficial in as much as it enabled the young artist to fill the gaps still existing in his artistic education. in 1936 abstract business was the dominant trend. That same year, a group show of young painters was organized by the Galerie Billet-Worms. This show led the critic Waldemar George to write: "Let's be young against Painting is not dead. Its course has not stopped. Forces Nouvelles is born. Within this new movement " Forces Nouvelles", the leading painters of the day, including Claude Venard were assembled, which gave impetus to their cause. Upon Venard's release from the army, at the end of World War II , his wife was transformed. With recognition came the chance to put painting before all else. In 1945, through his continued friendship with Gruber & Merchand, Venard shared mutual success. He remained faithful to a post-Cubist Compositional style, and progressively, accentuated the chromatism of his pallet up to reaching the crudest of colors, which he used in very thick forms and sometimes applied with a pallet knife. Venard's career was a happy one, punctuated by one man show in Paris, London, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Dusseldorf , Munich , Buenos Aires , Tokyo, Canada, Belgium and Holland. The Artist loved life in all its aspects, and one is inclined to feel that he may have been in search of a genre of painting that would respond to even the most earthy appetites. As He himself, phrased it " We Must be wary of works that seduce at first glance. By this i don't mean to say that ugliness is the greatest of virtues only tat a work must inspire because of it's own worth, without the intermediary of gracious artifices".
Museums: Modern Art Museum- Paris, Rouen Museum- Niece Museum - Munich Museum-Tokyo Museum- Metropolitan Museum, New York, Dallas Museum, Sao Paulo Museum , Montreal Museum , Tate Gallery London.
France. known Venard for, still life, cubist style, bold & colorful figure, with palate knife and composition.A restorer at The Louvre Museum, with found collection at Musee D' Art de la Ville de Paris, Dallas Museum of Art.
in this image, art is uniquely executed on old canvas,invisible divide, laid stretched definition, palate knife, stroke brush. inspires, sunny side egg, in iron black pan, next to kerosene lamp. resided in original period frame of 32" x 37". aged, excellent, authenticated by experts.
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