Jean-Claude Gaugy is active/lives in West Virginia, New Mexico / France. JeanClaude Gaugy is known for surreal-figure painting, wood carving, sculpture.
Biography Jean-Claude Gaugy
Jean-Claude Gaugy was born on July 7, 1944 in the Jura region of France. At fourteen he left home and lived on the streets of Paris. He learned he could make money by drawing portraits of people on the street. He was hired by a famous Paris restauranteur to sketch portraits of the restaurants patrons. The restaurant owner sent the young Gaugy to school during the day. He attended the prestigious Ecole des Beaux Arts.
At age 15, while working at the restaurant, he met Salvador Dali who arranged Gaugy's first gallery exhibit at Galerie de Seine.
Gaugy continued to show his work and attend school. He did his advanced studies at the Academie Julien and Academie du Feu. After meeting the Soviet ambassador to Paris at an opening, Ga
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