"Oil On Canvas By Edmond Heuzé (1883-1967). The Circus"Born in Paris, or more precisely in Montmartre, on September 26, 1883. Edmond Heuzé had an extremely picturesque life before becoming an official figure. His studies had not gone beyond the elementary school on rue Clignancourt, and he took a kind of pride in it, because he had really made himself and had to overcome countless difficulties before he could live on his brush. Was he not in turn a tailor, an advertising agent, a fine brush representative, a dancer at the Moulin-Rouge and a music hall, a decorator, a housekeeper, a porter at Les Halles, a designer for fabrics and wallpapers, a journalist, writer, lecturer? ... Painter, he began to make himself known with circus scenes. One of them, "the Geratto clown", is in the National Museum of Modern Art. Having exhibited numerous paintings at the Salon d'Automne, the Salon des Indépendants, the Charpentier, Bernheim, Wildenstein and Pétrides galleries, he was a lecturer in portrait art at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts.