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 Serveau, Clement (1886 - 1972)
France

Guitar, Chair and Shapes, c.1925

Oil on canvas;
19 x 25 cm
Cubism

UID 102-660



Biography

Clément Serveau was born in Paris, France. He has shown for the first time at the ‘’Salon de la Société Artistique de la Haute-Marne" in 1932. He studied at l'Ecole Nationale des Arts Décoratifs, and l'Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, in Paris, from 1904 to 1914. In the 1920’s, Serveau started working for the Bank of France and realized the banknote of 20F. He will create numerous banknotes until the sixties. His most known work is the banknote "Empire français - 1942 ". From 1919 to 1940, he is artistic director of the collection “Livre Moderne Illustré " for the Parisian publisher Ferenczi. Colette is literary director of that publishing house during several years. Serveau illustrates a number of works for this collection and works for the Ferenczi, until 1948. After a trip to Greece, in 1934, Clément Serveau joins the post-cubists. Participates in numerous exhibitions and received the commendation of ‘Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur’ in 1936. He produces, as well, a large number of “fresques”, one of which in particular measuring 6 x 3 m. at the Licée de Meaux, where he had studied.



Exhibitions

Art Deco Colecção Berardo
Museu Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Portugal
31-03-2006 ~ 18-06-2006


Bibliography

Art Deco Colecção Berardo, 2006
Published by Museu Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea
ISBN 9727391605







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