卡密.伊列魯 CAMILLE HILAIRE (1916-2004)

Born in Metz, France, Camille Hilaire was inspired by the works of Albrecht Dürer in his early years. After entering the Paris National School of Fine Arts in 1942, he was instructed by the cubist painter André Lhote and mainly created artworks in the style of cubism, but different from the rigidity of the early cubism. Hilaire's works have exquisite and mysterious qualities.


He won the Venice Prize in 1948 and the Prix Vicomte de Lautréamont in 1950. From 1947 to 1968, he taught at the Paris branch of Nancy National School of Fine Arts. In 1951, he held his first exhibition at the Galerie de la Madeleine in Paris. He also exhibited at famous international art exhibitions in Geneva, Cannes, and Douai. His works are mainly collected by the Museum of Modern Art in Paris, the Strasbourg Museum of Fine Arts, the Metz Museum of Fine Arts, the Nancy Museum of Fine Arts, and the Dunkirk Museum of Fine Arts.


Hilaire's compositions are very subtle. He abandoned efficient structures and mastered the power of colors. Through the translation of patterns and elements, he created a wonderful, calm, and great feeling. Over time, there have been over a dozen monographs introducing him, as well as documentaries and films. He left behind a large number of works and had a strong influence on French painters in the mid-twentieth century.

  • MORE

  • Sort Field
  • Display