Art Brokerage: Andre Minaux French Artist: 1923-1986. Andre Minaux was a French painter and printmaker. He studied under Maurice Brianchon at the Ecole National Superieure des Arts D'coratifs in Paris. From 1944 he exhibited at the Salon d'Automne, Salon des Independants and Salon de Mai and had his first one-man show at the Galerie des Impressions d'Art in Paris in 1946. In 1949 he participated in the second Homme-T'moin group exhibition at the Galerie Claude and the same year won the Prix de la Critique. The social realism of Homme-T'moin was in tune with Minaux's own work, in which he pared away detail and employed thickly painted, expressive brushstrokes in subdued colours to depict everyday scenes, as in Seated Woman. In the same style were a number of townscapes, such as Landscape of Toury Ferrotes, and such still-lifes as Armchair in an Interior. He also made lithographs to illustrate books. In the 1970s he concentrated on the theme of women in interiors in a series of coloured etchings, where the forms were flattened and abstracted. Also in the 1970s he made etchings of still-lifes mainly depicting elements taken from the artist's studio, as in Two Palettes. Listings wanted by Art Brokerage.