Claude Cambour, 1940 -
Inspired by Giverny, the village and its environs, immortalized by Monet, Claude Cambour is following in the footsteps of the French Impressionists. Recognized in art circles for his landscapes, painted out-of-doors, he has developed a style that is stamped with his own inventiveness. It is a style characterized by shimmering sunlight and true, luminous colors. Flower gardens, village roadways, towering forests and sparkling waterways are among the subjects for which Cambour is noted, but his series of paintings on Giverny, and most especially, MonetÕs gardens, have brought him his greatest acclaim.
Cambour was introduced to the world of art and artists through Maurice de Vlaminck whose grandfather was VlaminckÕs gardener. Following military service in Normandy and North Africa, Cambour settled in Paris where he pursued his interest in painting. He later settled in the region of Giverny where he painted the beauty of the countryside, its fields, gardens and streams.