Claude Viseux

Born in 1927 - France


Claude Viseux is a French painter and sculptor born in 1927 in Champagne-sur-Oise and died November 9, 2008. He studied architecture at the National Superior School of Fine Arts of Paris. In 1951, he meet architect Jean Prouvé, then sculptor Brancusi the following year. Until 1958, Claude Viseux was essentially a painter.

In 1959, the artist started sculpting and created his pieces with pre-machined mechanical pieces taken from the industrial world. Everything inspires him and few of his works share the same subject. He is insterested as well in the idea of an unstable equilibrium.

Among other prestigious exhibitions, he exhibited with Henri Michaux and Joaquin Ferrer at the Gallery Le Point Cardinal in Paris. He participated as well in the design and creation of ballet sets and costumes.Claude Viseux's sculptures are present in numerous public places and museums. Museum of Modern art of Paris, the Museum of Algiers, of Miami, Mexico city, Warsaw, Foundation Maeght, Museum Middelleim in Antwerp, Museum Cantini in Marseille, Collection of Royal Museums in Belgium, Museum of Dunkerque etc. In 1992, the quality of his work was recognized once again: he won the Anton Pevsner Award for Contemporary Sculpture.

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1952 - Galerie Vibaud, Paris
1953 - Galerie René Drouin, Paris
1956 - Galerie Léo Castelli, New York
1958 - Palais des Beaux arts de Bruxelles
1960 - Galerie Cordier, Paris
1961 - Musée de Wiesbaden, Allemagne
1965 - 1968 Galerie Le point Cardinal, Paris
1969 -Exposition personnelle au Centre National d'art Contemporain, Paris
1970 - Abbaye - Centre d'art contemporain de Beaulieu-en-Rouergue
1971 - Galerie Alphonse Chave, Vence
1972 - Galerie Cavalero, Cannes
1972 - Biennale de Venise
1973 - 1975 Plusieurs expositions à l'étranger (Nouvelle-Zélande, Australie, Mexique)
1974 - Exposition internationale de sculpture de Santa Cruz de Ténérife, Canaries
1976 - Exposition à Rome, Toulon, Dunkerque et Tenerife.
1977 - 1980 Expositions personnelles au Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, au Musée Despiau-Wlérick à Mont-de-Marsan,
1980 - Galerie Ysy Brachot, Paris (participe à la FIAC, 1980)
1981 - Galerie Madoura, Vallauris
1982 - Lalit Kala Academi, New-Delhi
1984 - Musée de Bhopal, Inde
1984 - 1986 Plusieurs expositions en Inde (Bombay, New Delhi)
1987-1989 Plusieurs expositions personnelles, Paris, Montauban, Bombay, Grenoble, Tokyo.
1991 - Galerie Heyram, Paris
1992 - Exposition à l'Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris
1993 - Galerie Julio Gonzales, Arcueil
1995 - Musée de Guéthary, Centre Régional d'Art Contemporain de Montbéliard, Parc du Château Peugeot de Audincourt.
1996 - Galerie municipale de Vitry-sur-Seine
1997 - Musée Bonnat, Bayonne
2000 - Musée Ingres, Montauban
2002 - Musée Despiau-Wlérick et Centre d'art contemporain Raymond Farbos, Mont-de-Marsan
2005 - Musée des Beaux-arts Ansbach, Allemagne
2006 - Musée Bonnat, Bayonne
2008 - Musée national d'art Moderne et contemporain d'Alger
2014 - GSN Galerie, Pau
2015 - Musée de Guéthary
2016 - GSN Galerie, Pau
2016 - Musée de L'Isle-Adam
2016 - Musée des Beaux-Arts de Pau et Musée National du Château de Pau

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