Friday, October 28, 2011
This painting of a yucca is by Mathurin Méheut (1882-1958). It cannot really be considered botanical art in the conventional sense, but I find Méheut's interesting enough to include here from time to time.
A few facts about Mathurin Méheut
1. He was born in Brittany.
2. Before entering École des Beaux-Arts de Rennes, he apprenticed to a house painter. In the 1940s, he returned to the École as a teacher.
3. In World War I, he created a visual history of life in the trenches.
4. He designed ceramics for Henriot Quimper faience, Manufacture nationale de Sèvres, and Villeroy & Boch.