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GILLES AILLAUD (French / 1928-2005)

Gilles Aillaud was a painter and theatre designer. He was born in Paris, the son of an architect. Aillaud initially studied philosophy, but abandoned his studies in 1951 to concentrate on painting. He began to exhibit at the Salon de la Jeune Peinture, quickly becoming one the leading lights of the society, of which he was elected President in 1965. In 1959 he won the Prix Fénéon. Gilles Aillaud specialised in animal subjects, and was fascinated by the philosophical complexities of the animal that is both wild and imprisoned. Our lithograph is typical of this preoccupation with a wild animal defined by the bars of its cage. Aillaud has been the subject of two recent monographs: Michel Onfray, La Peinture de Gilles Aillaud (2004) and Jean-Christophe Bailly, Gilles Aillaud (2005).

See also:

GASTON BARRET
ROGER CHASTEL
HANS ERNI

Selected prints by GILLES AILLAUD

Lion (Salicorne), 1972
Lithograph

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