"The Fates - Eugène Corneau (1894-1976)"An oil on canvas measuring (81X65 cm without the frame) representing a Breton landscape in 1916, a work by Eugène Corneau (1894-1976)
Eugène Corneau is a French painter and engraver, born June 18, 1894 in Vouzeron and died in Pontaubert (Yonne) October 12, 1976 His first exhibition dates from 1918, he began to engrave in 1920, the year in which he became a founding member of the group of Young French Painting, member of the Society of French Painters and Engravers and of the Society of print in 1924. The Abd-el-Tif prize was awarded to him in 1925 and he stayed with Albert Marquet in 1925 in La Goulette. He participated in the decoration of the main room of honor of the Pavilion of Algeria at the colonial exhibition of 1931 and 1937. Member of the National Book Committee in 1947, and that of the Salon d'Automne in 1953, he was appointed professor of engraving at the School of Fine Arts in Algiers until 1962.