"PORTRAIT DE CLAUDE ANET"
OIL ON CANVAS, SIGNED
FRANCE, DATED 1927
32 X 25 INCHES
was born on October 13, 1900 in Paris. He was encouraged from an early
age by the collector Richard Goetz, who would later introduce him to
Félix Fénéon. Fénéon owned the Galerie
Bermheim-Jeune where Pierre Bonnard was also represented.
In 1922 Compard married
Simone Dangla and had a son, François. He would later divorce
and remarry Anna Sophie Johanesson and have two more children, Anne-Marie
prolifically at the Salon de la Société Nationale des
Beaux-Arts, Salon des Indépendants, Salon des Tuileries, and
the Salon d‘Automne, of which he was a member. Other exhibitions
include the Salon de la Jeune Peinture Contemporaine, Galerie d’Art
du Montparnasse, Galerie A. Fabre and Galerie Renaissance and, in 1937,
l’Exposition Universelle. Compard’s work was shown in New
York, Berlin, Munich, Dusseldorf, Stockholme.
Having worked under
cubist influence and encouraged by Félix Fénéon
and Pierre Bonnard, Compard came to experiment with the non-figurative.
Compard was also greatly influenced by Taoist teachings and turned to
the metaphysical in his work.
A collection of his
work has been exhibited in a retrospective, “Émile Compard
1900-1977” at the Musée du Faouët in Morbihan, in
the south of Brittany.
Compard died in 1977.