Jean-Yves Couliou

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Jean-Yves Couliou (18 October 1916 – 1995) was a French painter.


Couliou was born in Landerneau, Finistère, France, and spent his youth in the neighbourhood of Pont-Aven, the village of his parents. He studied at the École des Beaux-Arts of Rennes, Académies et Écoles Nationales Supérieures des Arts Décoratifs, des Arts Appliqués and the Beaux-Arts de Paris. He was encouraged by the painters Brianchon, Dupas, Legueult, Roland Oudot, and Roger Bissière. He died in Lorient.


Beginning in Naïve art, he later developed to a style of poetic realism, with periods of expressionism, Abstract art and lyrical and geometrical abstracticism.


  • First award of New York City
  • Award Victor Lesur
  • First award of the art lovers of the cities of Colombo and Bordeaux
  • Award of honor from the art lovers of Blois and High Award of the city of Blois
  • Signature-awards Conté, Lefranc, the galleries Ledoux and Tazartez, Nantes, Rennes, Bourges, Lorient
  • First High Award of Blésois, the cities of Niort and Ernée
  • Medal of Gold from the city of Bourges

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