André Beaudin (born February 3, 1895 at Mennecy and died June 6, 1979) was a painter, graphic artist, designer and sculptor French belonging to the School of Paris, whose work followed Cubism.
André Beaudin studied from 1911 to 1915 at the l'École des Arts Décoratifs. In 1919, he married, and in 1922, he met Juan Gris, who become a lifelong friend and who encouraged his artistic efforts. He was also influenced by Matisse.
In 1937 Beaudin exhibited at the International Paris exhibition, and the following year participated in the L’Art Français Exhibition in Buenos Aires. By the 1940’s he had established an international reputation and held major solo shows in Dublin, 1947; New York and Zurich, 1949; Berne 1953; Stockholm, 1956; Maison de la Culture du Harvre, 1962; Chicago, 1967; Milan, 1970; Grand Palais, Paris, 1970. Also major group shows including École de Paris, Berne 1946;Carnegie International, Pittsburgh, 1950; School of Paris, Royal Academy, London, 1951; Biennale de Sao Paulo, 1951, 1955; Art from France, Museum of Art, San Francisco, 1956; École de Paris, Tate Gallery, London, 1962. He was furthermore awarded the prestigious Grand Prix National des Arts in 1962 in recognition of his contribution to Modern Art.
He relished the freedom to paint intuitively, creating lyrical harmonious compositions for which he is internationally renowned.
Kiama Art Gallery is pleased to offer you a range of beautifully coloured original lithographs and tipped in plates produced by Verve in 1961.