COUTAUD Lucien
Born at Meynes (Gard) December 13, 1904. He has been painting since the age of sixteen. Spends two years at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts of Nimes, then at the free academies in Paris. Spends his military service in the Rhineland. During a long stay in Italy, he discovers Piero della Francesca. Alone, he works on the same lines as the Surrealist movement: he reads Rimbaud, Lautréamont, Raymond Roussel. In 1928 Dullin asks him to design décor and costumes for the Birds of Aristophanes. He does a great deal more work for the theatre among which are As You Like It by Shakespeare , at Florence, for Jacques Copeau ( 1939); Le Soulier de Satin of Claudel at the Comédie Française ( 1943). He is also a decorator ( Palais de la Découverte, 1937), etc. As a tapestry maker he has made several sketches ( La Harpe des Eaux, etc.). From 1942 on he has been exhibiting at the Salon d'Automne, at the Salon des Tuileries, and in 1945 at the Salon de Mai.
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