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Aujame, Jean-Claude or Jean-Pierre

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B00008735
Aujame, Jean-Claude or Jean-Pierre

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 12 May 1905, in Aubusson (Creuse); died July 1965, in Chemilly (Allier ?), as the result of an accident.

Painter. Figure compositions, nudes, landscapes. Murals.

Jean-Claude Aujame was a very young pupil at the École des Beaux-Arts in Rouen, before he went on to study law. He settled in Paris in 1930, travelling to Holland in 1932 and Spain in 1933. On active service in 1940, he was taken prisoner and remained in Germany until 1942. In 1959 he was appointed to teach at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and also taught at the free Académie de la Grande Chaumière. He often stayed and worked in his native Creuse, always driving very fast to go back there, which in the end was how he died....

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Subjects: Painting ; 20th-Century Art

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