French Artist (1933- )
Oil on Canvas
32 x 39 in
Musee d’Art Moderne, Paris.
Dictionnaire des Peintres Francais, E. Benezit, Grund, 1999
Early on in his career, Godard was rewarded by many prestigious prizes, including the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres in 1977. His paintings were included in group shows in Tokyo, Canada, Bejing, Palm Beach, and Houston from 1967 to 1984, and he was given one man shows at the David Findlay Gallery in New York from 1960 to 1968, the Fischman Galleries in Philadelphia in 1968 as well as the William MacArthur Gallery in Milwaukee in 1965.
Godard is a master of color; his works, which are highly nuanced and painterly, emanate a soft glow that adds an element of mystery to the subject matter. His paintings appear as meditations on sensual impressions and picture making, and the relationship between the two. The specific quality of light utilized in his work highlights the immaterial freshness of the artist’s chromatic sense, and contributes to the artist’s body of serenely radiant compositions.