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date: 09 May 2021

Beaudin, André Gustavelocked

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 3 February 1895, in Mennecy; died 6 June 1979, in Paris.

Painter (gouache), watercolourist, sculptor, engraver, draughtsman. Figure compositions, figures, nudes, still-lifes, flowers, landscapes with figures. Designs for tapestries, designs for mosaics.

André Gustave Beaudin came from peasant stock. After a short period of primary education, he studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris from 1911 to 1913. He was called up in 1916 and remained in the army for the duration of the war. In 1919, he married the painter Suzanne Roger. In 1921, he travelled to Italy. This tour was of great importance for him and he describes it at length in Maurice Raynal's book ...

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