Mathurin Méheut (1882-1958)
He was born in a family of craftsmen in 1882 in Lamballe. This modern artist went to the Fine Arts School of Rennes in 1897 and then went to Paris. He collaborated with the Station Biologique Marine of Roscoff, then travelled to Japan. During the Great War, he drew soldiers in the trenches, and then he went back to Brittany and became illustrator. During World War II, he taught Fine Arts in Quimper. He decorated the SS Normandie, illustrated books, decorated Quimper faience. Peintre official de la Marine, he noticed along the century the changes of the “old Brittany”. The Cristel Editeur d’Art Centre, based in Saint-Malo, edited an original ABC made by Mathurin Méheut.