Claude Venard (Paris 1913 - Sanary-sur-Mer 1999)


CLAUDE VENARD is a French painter and member of the post-Cubist movement.

At a very young age, Claude Vénard decided to devote himself to painting, which he studied assiduously for six years at the École des Arts Appliqués after having "fled" the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris.
Remaining faithful to a post-Cubist composition of his pictorial space, the artist gradually accentuates the chromaticism of his palette in his works, seeking out the rawest tones, always using them in a rich, unctuous material.

After his first job as curator at the Musée du Louvres, the artist devoted himself entirely to his painting after his demobilization in 1945, and took part in numerous salons, including the Salon des Indépendants, the Salon des Tuileries and, in particular, the Salon de Mai, of which he was a founding member.
From 1953 onwards, Claude Venard held solo exhibitions in many European countries, including France and the United States.


His work has been exhibited at the Tate Gallery in London, the Whitney Museum (NY) and the Musée d'Art Moderne in Paris, as well as at the Montreal Museum, Museum Düsseldorf, Sao Paulo Museum, Mexico City Museum, Palm Springs Museum and many others...