"Jean Cluseau-lanauve (1914-1997) - Reading In The Garden (oil On Canvas From 1971)"Jean Cluseau-Lanauve (1914-1997) Reading in the garden Oil On Canvas Signed lower right Titled, dated1971 and countersigned on the back Native of the Périgord, Jean Cluseau-Lanauve asserted himself as a modern painter in Paris by becoming the one of the leaders of the post-war Paris school. Having entered the fine arts at a very young age on the advice of his uncle, the artist and professor Charles Lalo, he was spotted very early on by art critics and the state who bought his first works from him. During the Second World War, he was taken prisoner and produced numerous drawings of the Stalag XIII (Exhibition at Ussel in 2014). Very quickly after the war he trained in lithography. He participates in several times in the illustration of books (editions of Scorpion in particular where he illustrates Vian). His style evolved in a very significant way at the end of the 1950s, from a painting in the very first half of the century, he moved to a resolutely new painting, with fresh and bright colors and was part of neo-cubism. He founded alongside Toffoli the movement of synthetism. Nearly two hundred works appear in collections of the State and the city of Paris, as well as in museums in France and abroad: in Paris (Marine Museum, Post Museum, Museum of the Two Wars collections, Cabinet des estampes de la Bibliothèque nationale), Sceaux, Gien (Hunting Museum), Saint-Tropez (Citadel Museum), Bergerac (Tobacco Museum), Villeneuve-sur-Lot (Rapin Museum), Saint- Denis-de-la-Réunion (Léon-Dierx museum), Honfleur (Eugène-Boudin museum), Baux-en-Provence. Finally, other paintings are found in the prefectures of Arcachon, Périgueux and Limoges and in the town halls of Arcachon, Angers, Sablé, Saumur, L'Isle-Adam, Les Eyzies, as well as in the town hall of the 6th arrondissement in Paris, where he lived. Abroad, his works have been acquired by museums in the United States, Brazil (São Paulo museum), Serbia (Belgrade JNA), Denmark (Carlsberg Foundation), Japan (Matsuyama museum), as well as in numerous public and private collections, including the Italian Embassy to the United Nations in Vienna.