Yves Trévédy (1916-1986)

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He was bordn in Rennes, into a family of lawyers. He grew up with a paintbrush in his hand, attending the École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs and then, in 1936, the École nationale des beaux-arts, where he studied under Louis Roger. In the difficult context of the war, he was awarded with the Prix de Rome in 1943, before another consecration six years later, when he was accepted as a boarder at Casa Velasquez: the start of a career as an esteemed painter that would earn him numerous public commissions, first in Saint-Malo in 1952 (mural decorations), then in Paris, Caen, Arcachon, Serre-Ponçon, Brest, etc., as well as a number of other projects. And even in New York, for the French Embassy! A meticulous colorist, Yves Trévédy claimed a world of his own, subtly taut between figuration and abstraction.

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Works of Yves Trévédy

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