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François QUELVEE, Grande huile sur toile, "Jeune Femme nue dans la pinède", 1920s
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Biography

François Albert Queuelevée called Quelvée (born October 13, 1884 in Evreux and died December 12, 1967 in Saint-Germain-en-Laye) is a French painter, engraver and illustrator.

He signed François-Quelvée.

A pupil of Maurice Denis, he receives from his master, after having fulfilled a function in public works, the taste for large compositions.

It is essentially a painter of genre, nudes, bouquets and landscapes of North Africa.

He exhibites at the Salon d'Automne and the Tuileries and takes part in several exhibitions abroad (including the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City in September 1941).

In 1922, he exhibites at the Paris Marcel Bernheim gallery, 2bis rue de Caumartin1. In 1928, he makes the sets and costumes of "Mârouf, cobbler of Cairo", comic opera in five acts of Henri Rabaud, libretto by Joseph-Charles Mardrus, which enjoys a lasting success at the Opera Comique and through the world since its creation in 1914. For the Paris Opera, in 1929, he makes the sets and costumes of "Creatures of Prometheus", Serge Lifar's choreography, on Beethoven's music.

Gaëtan de Rosnay works with him in the 1940s.




Museums

National Museum of Modern Arts (Georges Pompidou Center)
Museum of Fine Arts of the City of Paris
Museum of Modern Arts of the City of Paris
Museum of Fine Arts of Calais
National School of Arts and Textile Industries of Roubaix