Artist Biography — Art décoratif

Jean-Baptiste VALADIE / Painter with unrivaled talent

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**Jean-Baptiste VALADIE** Born in Brive-la-Gaillarde in 1933, Jean-Baptiste Valadié took his first Parisian artistic steps during the Charpentier course in Montparnasse. Then, during four years, he is a student at the Applied Arts, while he exercises, moreover, his drawing skills around the Place du Tertre. In the 50s, which still do not rust calls for revolution, the young man dreams of travel and country colors more sparkling than those generated by the gray Parisian.During his military service, he exhibited in Algiers, met success and returned to Paris to conquer gallerists and merchants who can offer him the leisure to finally...

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Josep Baqués / An outstanding painter inventor

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**Josep Baqués** Josep Baqués (1895 - 1967) is a Spanish artist, whose contribution and works in Graphic Design have been recognized nationally and internationally for his creativity, innovation and rigor. After having left his family at the age of 17 and traveled to Germany and France, Josep Baqués returned to Barcelona in 1914 when the war broke out. In 1928, he became a civil servant in the Guàrdia Urbana, the municipal police of the city. Living alone with his mother, single with a minimal social life, he devotes all his free time to drawing more than 1500 monsters. From the...

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Maurits Cornelis Escher / Mathematical art

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**Maurits Cornelis Escher** Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972), born in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands, was a multidisciplinary artist and his heritage in fine graphic and mathematical arts, is known worldwide. This left-handed person (like Vinci, Dürer or Holbein) will realize throughout his life, nearly 450 lithographs, wood engravings, woodcuts, more than 2000 drawings and countless graphic researches. As in Salvador Dali's paintings, where dreams and the materialization of time are recovering, Escher's art opens the door to other dimensions and impossibilities, but with his personal style which is engraving.He briefly studies architecture, but changes for the decorative arts. He studied there under...

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