Collection: Gabriel Couderc   1905 - 1994 

Couderc studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Montpellier and at the École des Arts Decoratifs in Paris. He was a co-founder of the École de Sète and was the curator of the Musée Paul Valery. Much of his work is of Mediterranean scenes near his home in Sète. Ships in Sète shows a Fauvist influence on his use of colour. He increasingly evolved a geometric, structured style which is shown in this print with its solid blocks of colour and hard edges to the boats and buildings. (1999, Un Peintre et son œuvre: Gabriel Couderc, 1905-95 (exhibition catalogue), Musée de Frontignan).