Art Brokerage: Claude Gaveau French Artist: b. 1940. Claude Gaveau was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine in 1940. For five years he attended the Ecole des Arts Appliques in Paris, where he learned the disciplines of mural and fresco painting, tapestry design and stained glass making. Then he studied for six years at Ecole Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, becoming equally accomplished in oil painting, watercolor, drawing and lithography. During his course of study he won a first prize given by the Academy of Antwerp. A scholarship to study Flemish painting took him to Belgium for four months and led to his first one-man show, which was held in Brussels in 1965. Described by critic Andre 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. "