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Antoni Clavé (1913-2005)

Biography of Spanish artist Antoni Clavé (1913-2005)

Antoni Clavé (1913-2005; Spanish) was born in Barcelona in 1913. He studied at Llotja under Felix Mestres.

Clavé was interested in the science of paint preparation and materials, spending time as a house painter. He designed advertising posters and worked as an illustrator. In the 1940s, Clavé 's style was influenced by Bonnard and Picasso whom he met.

From 1946, Clavé designed for ballet and theatre; and latterly carpets. From 1965, Clavé moved to the South of France. He visited New York in 1972 and 1989, creating his series Homage a Picasso. Clavé had a Retrospective at the Centre Pompidou in 1978.

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Lot FS18/402

Lot FS18/402: Antoni Clavé [1913-2005, Spanish] - Nature Morte Rouge, 1955

Antoni Clavé [1913-2005, Spanish] - Nature Morte Rouge, 1955 oil on canvas 45.5 x 54.5cm Sold with a copy of the Arthur Tooth catalogue.

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000
Realised: £11,500