Beaudin, Andre

André Beaudin was a French painter born in 1895.  He studied at the School of Decorative Arts in Paris and developed his individual style during the 1930’s. He became regarded as one of the leading painters of the École de Paris.  At the start if his career, Cubism was the dominant force in art but Beaudin felt that it left little artistic freedom to the artist. He was one of the first amongst the younger generation of artists in France to react against Cubism and to develop a more pictoral yet still abstract style. He relished the freedom to paint intuitively, creating lyrical harmonious compositions for which he is internationally renowned.

He was awarded the Grand Prix National des Arts in 1962 and had a long series of exhibitions in France and abroad until his death in 1979.