Born at Carmaux June 20, 1901 of Languedoc ancestry. In 1922 he enrolls at the Académie Julian, where he is the pupil of the brothers Pierre and Jean-Paul Laurens. He exhibits at the Salon des Indépendants, at the Salon d'Automne, at the Salon des Tuileries. In 1936 he receives the first Blumenthal Grant for French thought and art. If the Fauves had at first taught him intensity, he dared to return to nuance. Cavaillès is a painter of atmosphere. His poetic liberty, his taste for pure sensation which he translates into clear and vivid tones, the pleasing quality of his composition--all go to make his paintings mirrors, reflecting the joy of life, as it were. In 1949 he is awarded one of the Hallmark prizes. In 1956 he exhibits at the Galerie Romanet with other painters of the Réalité Poétique group.