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LUNVEN, François (1942 - 1971), Painter, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
LUNVEN, François (1942 - 1971), Painter, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 1942, in Paris; died 19 October 1971, committed suicide.

Painter, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator. Figures, bestiaries.

In his first period, from 1962 to 1966, François Lunven assembled in his paintings and engravings fragments of insects and sea-shells in eerie compositions. He went on to use organic elements: bones and offal, the textures of which he could contrast. In his last

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