Collection: Jules Chapoval   1919 - 1951 

During Chapoval’s tragically brief artistic career he had already become a much celebrated exponent of post-war abstraction. Having arrived in Paris in 1924 from the Ukraine, Chapoval went on to study painting under the tuition of Fenosa and attended the Academie de la Grand Chaumière, before working at the École des Beaux-Arts in Marseille, and then at Toulouse during the war. Returning to Paris in 1947, he held his first one man exhibition at the prestigious Galerie Jeanne Bucher, which was to establish himself as one of the most respected young painters of the new Jeune École de Paris, and was awarded the accolade of the Prix de la Jeune Peinture.