Yvonne Canu was born in Morocco in 1921. She studied at the École des Arts Decoratifs inParis, and after the Second World War met Foujita and Élisée Maclet, who both encouragedher in her work. However, the greatest influence on her work were those of the Pointillistes, and in particular Georges Seurat's masterpiece L'île de la Grande Jatte.
Yvonne Canu's oil paintings follow this divisioniste technique of colour analysis employed by late 19th century artists, and like them often depicts seascapes, harbours and river scenes. She exhibited extensively after the Second World War until her death in 2008.
Holiday inspiration: fine art inspired by the French RivieraJuly 12, 2022Presenting three Artists enchanted by the French Riviera: Claude Venard (above), who spent his latter years in Sanary-sur-Mer, was endlessly inspired by boats, ports, the sea, the colour, and ever-changing light of Southern ports. Neo-Pointillist, Yvonne Canu , like Paul Signac before her, immersed herself in the life of St. Tropez when it was a bustling working port. Similarly, Marius Hubert-Robert found enchantment in nearby Ramatuelle, with his depiction of the village on an early Summer's day. You can find these and many more paintings by 20th century French artists...Read more