Camille Claus was a French Postwar & Contemporary painter who was born in 1920. Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain (MAMCS) featured Camille Claus's work in the past. He is one of the major Alsatian artists of the 20th century, first expressionist, then abstract and figurative. He was also a draftsman, poet, serigrapher and teacher at the School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg. He was close to the painters Auguste Herbin and Jean Arp. The artist was bon in 1920 and died in 2005.
He was successfully sold at auctions more than 30 times, including auctions in France, Germany and Netherlands.
"Despite an apparent naivety, the work of Camille Claus is marked by a great depth that ignored passing fashions", according to Fabrice Hergott, a museum curator and art historian, director of the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. The painter had exhibited for the first time in Strasbourg in 1949, before presenting his work at the Creuze gallery in Paris from 1953. He was the author of several poetic publications, all published in Alsace.
According to Fabrice Hergott, the last years of his creation had known a "joyful colorful jubilation" contrasting with the sobriety of his work. (cit. acc. to L'OBS)