Claude Garache, French (1930 - )

Claude Garache

Claude Garache (born 1929 or 1930) is a French artist. He has worked in painting, sculpture, illustration and engraving. His principal subject is the female nude. Much of his work uses a single colour on a monochromebackground, very often blood-red on white.
Garache was born in Paris on 20 January 1929:253 or in 1930. Between 1949 and 1959 he studied sculpture and drawing under the sculptor Robert Coutin. He spent time in the studios of Andre Lhote and Fernand Léger, and also visited Alberto Giacometti and worked in the sculpture studio of the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts.:253. He travelled frequently in the 1950s, in Europe and to the Middle East and the United States. In 1955 he worked as an artistic advisor to Vincente Minnelliduring the filming of Lust for Life, his biography of Vincent van Gogh.:253 Garache later made sculptures for L'Année dernière à Marienbad (1961), directed by Alain Resnais.

• 1966-1982 (oil on canvas), Musée Grobet-Labadié (Marseille), 1983
• 1965-1985 (etchings), Zilkha Gallery (Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut), 1985

Public Collections
• Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York City
• Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC
• Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut
• Madison Art Center, Madison, Wisconsin
• Evehjem Museum of Art, Madison, Wisconsin
• Cincinnati Museum
• Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
• Musée national d'art moderne, Paris
• Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul-de-Vence
• Fonds national d'art contemporain, Paris
• Musée Cantini, Marseille
• Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris
• Bibliothèque littéraire Jacques-Doucet, Paris
• Musée Jenisch, Vevey, Switzerland
• Bibliothèque nationale suisse, Berne
• Museum Het Rembrandthuis, Amsterdam

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