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JULES CAVAILLES (French / 1901-1977)

Jules Cavaillès was born at Carmaux, in the Tarn. Encouraged by Albert Émile Artigue, Cavaillès studied at the Académie Julian in Paris from 1925; in order to fund his art studies he opened and ran a small chemist’s shop. By 1928 Cavaillès was exhibiting, and in 1936 he won the prestigious Blumenthal Grant, and was asked to decorate the Languedoc pavilion at the Exposition Universelle. In WWII Jules Cavaillès was active in the French Resistance, making a lifelong friend of his colleague in the Languedoc maquis, the writer Jean Cassou. Cavaillè was one of the founders of the Artists of Poetic Reality (it sounds better in French: “la réalité poétique”), alongside Roland Oudot, Roger Limouse, Maurice Brianchon, André Planson, Christian Caillard, Raymond Legeuelt, and Kostia Terechkovitch. This group – really an affiliation of friends and kindred spirits rather than a movement with a manifesto – was greatly influenced by Bonnard and Vuillard and also by the Fauves. His work is in the Paris Museum of Modern Art, and the museums of Toulouse, Albi, Marseilles, Chicago and Helsinki; the Toulouse Lautrec Museum in Albi staged a Cavaillès retrospective in 1982. Our photograph shows Jules Cavaillès with Pierre Bonnard. See: Fels, J. Cavaillès, 1943; Cassou, Eloge de Cavaillès, 1958; Zahar, Jules Cavaillès, 1961; Daulte et. al., Les Peintres de la réalité poétique, 1994.

See also:

ALBERT ÉMILE ARTIGUE
PIERRE BONNARD
ROGER MARCEL LIMOUSE
ROLAND OUDOT

Selected prints by JULES CAVAILLES

Récitative, 1968
Lithograph
Lunch, 1961
Lithograph
Poppies in a vase, 1962
Lithograph

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