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CLAISSE, Geneviève (<i>born</i> 1935), Painter, engraver, sculptor

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
CLAISSE, Geneviève (born 1935), Painter, engraver, sculptor

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French, 20th century, female.

Born 17 July 1935, in Quiévy.

Painter, engraver, sculptor.

[not available online]Claisse received no formal academic education but was nonetheless accepted into Auguste Herbin's studio workshop in 1958. In fact she was related to him and collaborated with him as what Herbin himself termed 'my successor by heredity and destiny'.

Her body of work is characterised by uncompromising Geometric Abstraction. As the critic

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