" Camille Hilaire"HILAIRE Camille (1916 - 2004)
Drawing in Indian ink and sepia, signed lower left - carries a dedication
Drawing perfectly framed
Camille Hilaire is a French painter born in Metz. Between 1933 and 1935 he followed an apprenticeship as a house painter, while initiating himself, in parallel with painting.
Young admirer of Dürer which he will keep the incisive trait, he enrolled at the School of Fine Arts in Paris from 1941 to 1943 in the studio of the painter and fresco artist Nicolas Untersteller. Will follow the teaching of André Lhote (one of the representatives of the cubist movement) which will influence him a lot. During this period he exhibited in the various Parisian salons (Salon of less than thirty years, Galerie Royale).
He fed his talent from his travels and found, especially in Normandy and in the city of the Doges, a source of inspiration that will dominate his work for many years. Winner of numerous prizes (Casa Vélasquez prize, Robert Antral prize, second grand prize of Rome, prize of the Society of Art Lovers) he taught drawing at the School of Fine Arts in Nancy and then in Paris in 1958
Artist with a multifaceted talent (stained glass, tapestry, decoration, illustration), present in many events, a work hailed by critics and by the State which orders him, on the rails of museums, Camille Hilaire, by his sense of the organization of the canvas - witness to a thoughtful composition - correlated to a daring chromatic palette gives his work a climate of poetry, and there emerges a harmonic climate and sweet reverie.
His works appear in many museums: National Museum of Modern Art Paris / Honfleur / Strasbourg / Princeton / Djakarta / Poitiers ... .Camille Hilaire