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date: 14 October 2019

Mathieu, Georges pseudonym of Mathieu D'escaudœuvre, Georges Vict or Adolphelocked

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 27 January 1921, in Boulogne-sur-Mer. Died 10 June 2012.

Painter (including mixed media/gouache), watercolourist, performance artist, medallist, ceramicist. Designs for mosaics.

Georges Mathieu was born in Boulogne-sur-Mer. He left for Versailles in 1933 then, during the war, went to Lille, where he studied law, philosophy and obtained an degree in English. In 1942 he worked as a teacher in a secondary school in Douai. He was then an interpreter and teacher for the American armies in Cambrai, Biarritz and Istres. In 1947 he settled in Paris, and was elected to the Institut de France....

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