Christian Claerebout was born in Toulouse, France, in 1947. He spent his childhood in Africa, which has left an indelible imprint in his painting style. He studied art from 1966 until 1979 in Paris and Rome.
Before settling indefinitely in Brittany, he ran away to North America, lured by the United States, and New York, in particular. This is where his powerful cityscapes evolved: engorged with sweeping movement, brilliant colors and intense darks and lights. He has expanded creatively to include such subject matters as orchestras, airports, elephants and financial themes, but his expressive style is always recognizable.
1980 First exhibition in Paris
1982 Paris and Brussels
1983 Chicago, Aachen(Germany)
1984 Geneve, Lausanne, Zurich (Switzerland)
1985 Internation Art Expo in Japan
1988 Vienna and Chicago
1989 Art Expo New York
1991 FIAC Paris, Art Expo New York
1993 Cannes (France), Cologne (Germany)
1995 New York, Chicago, LasVegas, Dusseldorf
1997 Atlanta, Miami, Weisbaden (Germany)
1998 Garden City (New York), Memphis
1998 Art Expo Los Angeles
1999 Miami, New York, Paris