(1906 - 1995)
Claude Dern was active/lived in Vermont. Claude Dern is known for landscape, portrait.
Biography Claude Dern
This biography of Claude Dern is being provided by Joyce Dern, his granddaughter.
Claude Dern: March 4 1906-March 30, 1995
Claude Joseph Leon Dern was born on March 4, 1906 in the town of Desertines, France. He was the third child of six children and the second son of Joseph & Marguerite (Briand) Dern. His parents were raised by nuns in a Paris orphanage, so they were quite poor. He attended the village school until he reached the age of ten, when he had to leave school in order to work as a cowherd.
At the age of 18, he left home to seek his fortune in southern France. He worked as a waiter. While there, he met a couple from Dorset, Vermont, who suggested he visit the United States. When his older sister died in chil
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