French, 20th – 21st century, female.
Born 16 December 1946, in Boulogne-sur-Seine.
Painter, watercolourist, engraver, sculptor, art restorer. Figures, landscapes, still-lifes.
Béatrice Flaud studied history of art at the École du Louvre in Paris, and received a broad artistic education, studying engraving, painting and art restoration.
She employs a classical figurative technique, representing her subjects in a fantastical or symbolist style. The Pharaoh, a face partially obscured by a golden mask, is one example of this, as is Energies. The latter is the panoramic landscape of a large metropolis, partially hidden by constructions, representing the factories which provide the city with energy.
She has participated in a number of group exhibitions in Paris, including the following: at the Salon des Artistes Français, the Salon des Indépendants (where she is an associate member), and the Salon d'Automne. She also staged a solo exhibition in Paris in 1980, and has taken part in various group exhibitions in the French exhibitions.