Claude Venard

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)

1999

La Belle Angèle Gallery, Lyon, France

1999

Les Peintres de la Marine, Saint-Paul Gallery, Lyon, France

1998

Petits Formats, Saltiel Gallery, Le Castellet, France

1998

Casadai Gallery, La Chaise Dieu, France (solo)

1998

Saltiel Gallery, Le Castellet, France (solo)

1997

Christiane Vallé Gallery, Clermont Ferrand, France (solo)

1997

Cloitre Saint-Michel Gallery, La Rochelle, France (solo)

1997

First Evian Art Show; Symphonie en Blanc Majeur, Saint-Paul Gallery, Lyon, France

1995

Retrospective Exhibition, Florence-Basset Gallery, Flassans-sur-Issole, France (solo)

1995

Filderhalle, Stuttgart, Germany (solo)

1994

Mad Manor, Bayonville, France (solo)

1994

Agora Centre, Guilherand-Granges, France (solo)

1994

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)

1991

Opening of Villa Tamaris, Seyne-sur-Mer, France

1990

La Réaction Figurative, Alan 1950 Gallery, France

1990

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

1985

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)

1981

Vercel Gallery, New York, USA (solo)

1980

Galleria del Arte, Maison Bernard, Caracas, Venezuela (solo)

1980

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)

1971

Printemps à Paris, Vercel Gallery, Paris and New York (solo)

1971

Anganona Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela

1970

Anganona Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela (solo)

1970

Vercel Gallery, Paris and New York (solo)

1969

E. Acosta Gallery, Beverly Hills, USA (solo)

1969

Vercel Gallery, Paris, France (solo)

1969

Retrospective Exhibition, Reading Museum, USA (solo)

1969

Jonelle Gallery, Palm Springs, USA

1968

Under Open Sky, Vercel Gallery, New York, USA

1967

Femme, Vercel Gallery, New York, USA

1967

E. Walter Gallery, New York, USA (solo)

1965

Vercel Gallery, New York, USA (solo)

1964

Romanet-Vercel Gallery, Palm Beach, USA (solo)

1964

Paris Insolite, Romanet Gallery, Paris; Vercel Gallery, Paris, France

1963

Provence, Romanet-Vercel Gallery, New York, USA

1963

Heseler Gallery, Munich, Germany (solo)

1959

Charpentier Exhibition, Paris, France (solo)

1947

The Independents Art Show; Whitney Museum, New York, USA

1947

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

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

1938

New Generation, Billiet-Vorms Gallery, Paris, France

1937

Tuileries Autumn Show, Paris; Washington, USA

1937

Tuileries Autumn Show, Paris; Washington, USA