French artist Claude Venard (1913-1999) studied painting at the École des Arts Appliqués, Paris. Between 1936 and 1939 Venard was part of a group of artists committed to a new form of figuration marked by the rejection of Impressionism, Cubism and Surrealism. From the 1940s, Venard gained independent recognition for his chromatic compositions in thick impasto. He exhibited in Europe and America. His work is represented in major public collections, including the Tate; the São Paulo Museum of Art and the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.
To ensure the health and safety of the public, in line with current government restrictions, IMMA’s galleries will close from 24 December until further notice. All tickets purchased for Paula Rego, Obedience and Defiance exhibition will be refunded over the next two weeks. We appreciate your patience during this time.