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Born in Caracas, Venezuela, 4.25.54 (American mother, French father) Raised in Paris, France for 35 years.
1972-74: Preparation school for Beaux-Arts (Paris)
Professional Experience1979-82: Art teacher (drawing and painting) Lycee Montaigne (Paris)
1980-89: Art teacher at Meudon Cultural Center (painting on wood)
1980-89: Art teacher for the city of Paris (painting on wood)
1999-00: Art teacher at College of Marin (The Art of painting on wood)
The artistic search for Claude is based mainly on a stylization of the forms,
In addition, Claude maintained the relations privileged with artists of reputation like Man Ray, El Salvador Dali and Sonia Delaunay...
In France, Claude was commissioned to paint murals in hospitals, community spaces, restaurants, private homes, etc.
During all her years in Paris, Claude exhibited her paintings in galleries and museums as well as public and private shows throughout Europe and beyond.
In 1989 moved to California, where she lived 15 years and showing her work regularly in galleries in both the Bay Area and New York.
In addition, Claude teaches, curates shows and continues to accept commissions for murals in private and public spaces, painted woods, etc.
In 1995 she took off one year to travel around the world to get in touch with the art scene beyond America and France to see and share experiences with artists from other countries. If you are interested in buying any piece of art shown in this webpage, or in comissioning custom pieces, simply email her.
© All of the images on this website are copyrighted original artworks by their author and are protected by international copyright law. No materials in this gallery may be reproduced, copied, downloaded, or used in any form without written permission of the contemporary artist Claude Laurent.