Skip to main content
  • Design Credit: Samantha Todhunter Design Ltd., Photo Credit: Oliver Clarke. Dimensions: H 32.5 in. x W 39 in.
  • Design Credit: Lucy Harris Studio, Photo Credit: Francesco Bertocci. Dimensions: H 32.5 in. x W 39 in.
  • Design Credit: Timothy Godbold, Photo Credit: Karl Simone. Dimensions: H 32.5 in. x W 39 in.
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 14

Claude Gaveau
French Modernist Fauvist Oil Painting Claude Gaveau Ecole Paris Findlay Gallery

$4,000

About

CLAUDE GAVEAU (1906 - 1970) Title: “Flowers in Vase” Signature: Signed lower left and signed verso Medium: Oil on original canvas Provenance: Private French collection Size: 32 x 39.5 inches unframed A beautiful and large signed oil on canvas by the important french painter Claude Gaveau. The work is signed upper right and unlined and unrestored on its original canvas. Claude Gaveau (1906 - 1970) is a French painter born in Neuilly-sur-Marne in 1940. The painter was born near Paris and studied there as well as in Belgium. He comes from a family of artists, his grandfather was the creator of the Jardin des Plantes in Paris. He is passionate since very young about painting and entered the Ecole des Arts Appliqués in Paris in 1955 where he studied mural art for five years, stained glass, tapestry, mosaic and fresco. In 1960, he studied at the Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, becoming equally accomplished in oil painting, watercolor, drawing and lithography, pastel and gouache. Influenced by great Post Impressionist painters such as Paul Cézanne, George Braque and Raoul Dufy, Gaveau gets inspired as well by music and lyricism. His talent was quickly recognized, in 1963 he won his first prize and obtained a scholarship from the Academy of Antwerp, Belgium which allowed him to study Flemish painting in Brussels. In 1965, with only 25 years, he made his first solo exhibition at the Angle Aigu Gallery in Paris. His career took a real turn in 1968 when he was nominated for the "la Critique Parrainé" Award by the Saint Placide Gallery in Paris. A recurrent traveler, the landscapes he observes all around the world allow him to broaden his artistic palette. 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 had his 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. “ SELECT SOLO EXHIBITIONS 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 SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS Salon de la Marine - Victor Choquet Prize Salon des Indépendants Salon d'Automne Salon Confrontation a Dijon Salon de Chateauneuf Salon des Artistes Français - Médaille d'Argent Salon Comparaisons Salon des Peintres Témoins 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 oil paintings have been sold exclusively by Wally Findlay Galleries since 1980 Gaveau's work is internationally recognized for his nudes and his still life compositions. His bright, Fauvist, palette of colors, gives the impression of being covered with silk, this in turn gives a certain subtlety to his work. His art is often described as "symphonic" since the elements he uses in each one of his compositions seem perfectly balanced, not real without being abstract, this gives a mysterious and singular aspect to his pieces, which makes them easily identifiable. He has shown with Alain Bonnefoit, Yves Brayer, Pierre Marie Brisson, Andre Brasilier, Rene Genis, Andre Verdet. Gaveau has had many solo exhibitions around the world at prestigious galleries in Paris and the United States including the Wally Findlay Galleries in Chicago, New York and Palm Beach. A highly collected painter and a very large and impressive example.

Details

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping

    Ships From: Surfside, FL
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn More
About the Seller
4.9
Located in Surfside, FL
Platinum Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are 1stDibs' most experienced sellers and are rated highest by our customers.
Established in 1995
1stDibs seller since 2014
1,224 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 1 hour
More From This Seller
  • French Modernist Fauvist Oil Painting Claude Gaveau School of Paris
    By Claude Gaveau
    Located in Surfside, FL
    CLAUDE GAVEAU (1906 - 1970) A beautiful and large signed oil on canvas by the important french painter Claude Gaveau. The work is signed upper right and unlined and unrestored on...
    Category

    20th Century Contemporary Abstract Paintings

    Materials

    Canvas, Oil

  • French Modernist Fauvist Oil Painting Claude Gaveau School of Paris
    By Claude Gaveau
    Located in Surfside, FL
    CLAUDE GAVEAU (1906 - 1970) A beautiful and large signed oil on canvas by the important french painter Claude Gaveau. The work is signed upper right and unlined and unrestored on...
    Category

    20th Century Contemporary Abstract Paintings

    Materials

    Canvas, Oil

  • Large Modernist Figurative Abstract Oil Painting BASKET
    By Marlene Bauer
    Located in Surfside, FL
    A Pacific Northwest native, Bauer was born in Vancouver, Washington, and has maintained a studio in Portland, Oregon since 1976. She attended the Pacific Northwest College of Art and...
    Category

    1980s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

    Materials

    Canvas, Oil

  • Flowers 1978, Op Art Floral Oil Tempera on Board Roses Pop Art Large Painting
    By Lowell Nesbitt
    Located in Surfside, FL
    Lowell Nesbitt (American, 1933-1993) Flower, 1978 tempera on board 60 1/2 x 40 1/2 inches. Provenance: Sold: Christie's East, May 18, 1999, Lot 224 Blair Nesbitt is an American p...
    Category

    1970s Pop Art Still-life Paintings

    Materials

    Canvas, Oil

  • Beulah Stevenson 1950s Abstract Expressionism American Woman Artist Oil Painting
    By Beulah Stevenson
    Located in Surfside, FL
    Dimensions: 32"h, 25"w canvas; 38.5"h, 32"with frame Work is titled "Two Lillies" Elsie Stevenson (1890–1965) was an American painter and printmaker. Beulah Stevenson, (1875-1965...
    Category

    Mid-20th Century Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

    Materials

    Canvas, Oil

  • Abstract Flowers Oil Painting Study for Amaryllis
    By Nobu Fukui
    Located in Surfside, FL
    This piece is done in a sort of sgraffito technique with the flowers sort of etched in the paint. Born in Tokyo, Japan, Nobu Fukui Came to New York where he became a US citizen. Fro...
    Category

    1990s Abstract Abstract Paintings

    Materials

    Canvas, Oil, Panel

You May Also Like

Theatre Red with Yellows
By Jennifer Hornyak
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Jennifer Hornyak was born in England, where she studied at the Grimsby School of Art before coming to Canada. For more than forty years, her work has been exhibited in prestigious ga...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Oil, Canvas

Old Rose Victoria
By Jennifer Hornyak
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Jennifer Hornyak was born in England, where she studied at the Grimsby School of Art before coming to Canada. For more than forty years, her work has been exhibited in prestigious ga...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Oil, Canvas

Rhodes Blue
By Jennifer Hornyak
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Jennifer Hornyak was born in England, where she studied at the Grimsby School of Art before coming to Canada. For more than forty years, her work has been exhibited in prestigious ga...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Summer Solstice
By Jennifer Hornyak
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Jennifer Hornyak was born in England, where she studied at the Grimsby School of Art before coming to Canada. For more than forty years, her work has been exhibited in prestigious ga...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

'LOL' - Contemporary Geometric Abstraction Pixelation - Bosch
By Robert Hightower
Located in Atlanta, GA
'LOL' is an abstract pointillist painting featuring hues of yellow, orange, pink, and white. Robert Hightower is inspired by the work of Giotto, Hieronymus Bosch, Jean-François Mille...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

'Selfie Walking' - Contemporary Geometric Abstraction Pixelation - Bosch
By Robert Hightower
Located in Atlanta, GA
'Selfie Walking' is an abstract pointillist painting featuring hues of pink, tan, white and black. Robert Hightower is inspired by the work of Giotto, Hieronymus Bosch, Jean-François...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

'Adam & Eve' - figurative painting - Apocalyptic - Bosch
By Robert Hightower
Located in Atlanta, GA
'Adam & Eve" is a figurative painting featuring hues of blue, lime green and yellow. Robert Hightower is inspired by the work of Giotto, Hieronymus Bosch, Jean-François Millet, Roge...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"McFood' - Contemporary Geometric Abstraction - Pixelation - Bosch
By Robert Hightower
Located in Atlanta, GA
'McFood' is an abstract pointillist painting featuring hues of orange, yellow, red, black and white. Robert Hightower is inspired by the work of Giotto, Hieronymus Bosch, Jean-Franço...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"Captain Industry' - Contemporary Geometric Abstraction - Pixelation - Bosch
By Robert Hightower
Located in Atlanta, GA
'Captain Industry' is an abstract pointillist painting featuring hues of blue, orange, black and white. Robert Hightower is inspired by the work of Giotto, Hieronymus Bosch, Jean-Fra...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

'Candy Car' - Contemporary Geometric Abstraction - Pixelation - Bosch
By Robert Hightower
Located in Atlanta, GA
'Candy Car' is an abstract pointillist painting featuring hues of green, blue, orange, teal, black and brown. Robert Hightower is inspired by the work of Giotto, Hieronymus Bosch, Je...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Recently Viewed

View More

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Trusted Global Delivery