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Beloosesky Gallery is interested in purchasing original paintings by Claude Venard. 
Please call (917) 749-4577 or email us at info@beloosesky.com


Claude 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. 

In 1936, he was part of a group show at the Galerie Billet-Worms, which critic Waldemar George hailed as the birth of the group Forces Nouvelles. This new art movement derided the avant-garde in favor of a return to strict and traditional principles of craftsmanship. Forces Nouvellesincluded the painters Pierre Tal-Coat and André Marchand. During the next four years, this group promoted a new form of figuration, marked by the rejection of Impressionism, Cubism, and Surrealism. Eventually Venard would rebel against them, forging his own post-Cubist style utilizing a wide color palette applied roughly with a pallet knife, creating a visceral, “raw” strain of the geometric aesthetic. In 1939, the group officially split, but Venard continued to gain recognition during and after the war. 

Venard 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.

He died in Savary, France in 1999.
 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal
Musée d'Art Moderne, Paris
Musée des Beaux Arts, Rouen
Neue Pinakothek, Munich
Sao Paulo Museum of Art, Sao Paulo
Tate, London


EXHIBITIONS

2000
Hommage à C. Venard, Saltiel Gallery, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France (solo)

1999
Gallery de L'université, Lyon, France (solo)
La Belle Angèle Gallery, Lyon, France
Les Peintres de la Marine, Saint-Paul Gallery, Lyon, France

1998
Petits Formats, Saltiel Gallery, Le Castellet, France
Casadai Gallery, La Chaise Dieu, France (solo)
Saltiel Gallery, Le Castellet, France (solo)

1997
Christiane Vallé Gallery, Clermont Ferrand, France (solo)
Cloitre Saint-Michel Gallery, La Rochelle, France (solo)
First Evian Art Show; Symphonie en Blanc Majeur, Saint-Paul Gallery, Lyon, France

1995
Retrospective Exhibition, Florence-Basset Gallery, Flassans-sur-Issole, France (solo)
Filderhalle, Stuttgart, Germany (solo)

1994
Mad Manor, Bayonville, France (solo)
Agora Centre, Guilherand-Granges, France (solo)
Cloitre Gallery, La Rochelle, France (solo)

1993
Barlier Galleries, Paris and La Reunion

1992
Villa Tamaris, Seyne-sur-Mer, France (solo)

1991
Vasarely Foundation, Aix-en-Provence, France (solo)
Opening of Villa Tamaris, Seyne-sur-Mer, France

1990
La Réaction Figurative, Alan 1950 Gallery, France
Merle Gallery, Paris, France (solo)

1989
Vercel Gallery, Paris, France (solo)

1988
Vercel Gallery, New York, USA (solo)

1986
Ma Provence, Vercel Gallery, New York, USA

1985
New York Metropolitan Museum, New York, USA
Springtime, Vercel Gallery, New York, USA

1984–1985
Vercel Gallery, Paris, France (solo)

1984
Palais des Arts, Marseille, France

1983
Vercel Gallery, New York, USA (solo)

1982
Retrospective Exhibition, Vercel Gallery, New York, USA (solo)

1981
Palm Springs Desert Museum, USA (solo)
Vercel Gallery, New York, USA (solo)

1980
Galleria del Arte, Maison Bernard, Caracas, Venezuela (solo)
Music Hall, Vercel Gallery, New York, USA

1978
Vercel Gallery, Paris, France (solo)

1974
Flowers 2001, Vercel Gallery, New York, USA

1973
Vercel Gallery, New York, USA (solo)

1971
Art and Culture Centre, La Seyne-sur-Mer, France (solo)
Printemps à Paris, Vercel Gallery, Paris and New York (solo)
Anganona Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela

1970
Anganona Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela (solo)
Vercel Gallery, Paris and New York (solo)

1969
E. Acosta Gallery, Beverly Hills, USA (solo)
Vercel Gallery, Paris, France (solo)
Retrospective Exhibition, Reading Museum, USA (solo)
Jonelle Gallery, Palm Springs, USA

1968
Under Open Sky, Vercel Gallery, New York, USA

1967
Femme, Vercel Gallery, New York, USA
E. Walter Gallery, New York, USA (solo)

1965
Vercel Gallery, New York, USA (solo)

1964
Romanet-Vercel Gallery, Palm Beach, USA (solo)
Paris Insolite, Romanet Gallery, Paris; Vercel Gallery, Paris, France

1963
Provence, Romanet-Vercel Gallery, New York, USA
Heseler Gallery, Munich, Germany (solo)

1959
Charpentier Exhibition, Paris, France (solo)

1947
The Independents Art Show; Whitney Museum, New York, USA
Anglo-French Centre, London, UK

1946
De Knieff Gallery, Paris, France (solo)

1945
Barreiro Gallery, Paris, France

1937–1945
French Painting Exhibition, Rio de Janero, Brazil; Bazaine, Ariel, Maurs and Visconti Galleries, Paris

1944
Barriero Gallery, Paris, France (solo)

1938
New Generation, Billiet-Vorms Gallery, Paris, France

1937
Tuileries Autumn Show, Paris; Washington, USA