Claude Gaveau, French (1940 - )


Claude Gaveau was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine in 1940. For five years he attended the Ecole des Arts Appliqués in Paris, where he learned the disciplines of mural and fresco painting, tapestry design and stained glass making. Then he studied for six years at Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, becoming equally accomplished in oil painting, watercolor, drawing and lithography. During his course of study he won a first prize given by the Academy of Antwerp. A scholarship to study Flemish painting took him to Belgium for four months and led to his first one-man show, which was held in Brussels in 1965.

Other exhibitions of his work followed during the 1960’s and 1970’s in France with the Galerie Vauban in Dijon in 1967, 1968 and 1970; with the Galerie Saint Placide in Paris in 1968; with the Galerie Marc Hudier in Belfort in 1970; and three one-man shows with the Galerie La Belle Gabrielle in Paris in 1972, 1975 and 1978.

In 1980 Claude Gaveau’s first one-man exhibition with Wally Findlay Galleries International took place in New York.

Described by critic André Weber as “symphonic”, .." Claude Gaveau’s landscapes, seascapes, nudes, couples, still lifes and florals have harmonies of color, structure, and emotion which draw the viewer into the artist’s interior vision. Seeming to withdraw from reality, yet not abstract, his unique style has an element of mystery, suggesting rather than defining, with diffused indications of form often set against blocks of intense color. "


Ecole des Arts Appliques, Paris

Ecole Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris


1965-Galerie de l'Angle Aigu, Brussels

1967-Galerie Vauban, Dijon

1968-Galerie St. Placide, Paris

1968-Galerie Vauban, Dijon

1970-Galerie Marc Hudier, Belfort

1971-Galerie Vauban, Dijon

1972-1975 - Galerie La Belle Gabrielle, Paris

1978-Galerie La Belle Gabrielle, Paris

1980-1981 - Wally Findlay Gallery, New York

1982-Wally Findlay Gallery, Chicago

1983-Wally Findlay Gallery, Beverly Hills

1984-Wally Findlay Gallery, Chicago and Palm Beach

1985-1997 - Wally Findlay Gallery, New York


Salon de la Marine - Victor Choquet Prize

Salon des Independents

Salon d'Automne

Salon Confrontation a Dijon

Salon de Chateauneuf

Salon des Artistes Francais - Medaille d'Argent

Salon Comparaisons

Salon des Peintres Temoins de Leur Temps

Salon de Monaco - First Prize of the Government Princier

Salon d'Automne d'Aix en Provence - First Prize

Salon des Yvelines a l'Orangerie de Versailles

Claude Gaveau's oil paintings have been sold exclusively by Wally Findlay Galleries since 1980

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