French painter Claude Schurr was born in 1921. His bright, vibrant work has been described as a “synthesis between cubism and impressionism, between abstraction and figuration.” On his canvases, Schurr created colorful, interwoven facets evoking draftsmanslike qualities. He painted many subjects, including interiors and nudes, but particularly landscapes inspired by his many travels throughout Europe. He preferred a palette that played on bright and contrasting tones, and chose dominant hot or cool colors related to the theme of the painting.
Schurr began painting at the tender age of seven. He studied at the National School of Fine Arts in Paris and was a professor at the Académie Julian in Paris and the National School of Applied Arts and Crafts. With Jean-Maxime Relange, he created the Academy of Port Royal. Schurr died in 2014.