Tapestry after a cartoon by Yves Millecamps (1930)
France, Aubusson, Pinton workshop
Woven in wool and cotton (warp in cotton, weft in wool)
Woven signature and workshop label
Yves Millecamps was born in 1930 in the North of France. He studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and then took classes with Marc Saint Saens and André Arbus. Yves Millecamps has a passion for Marcel Gromaire and Jean Lurçat. In 1955, he made his first tapestry in Aubusson; more than a hundred cartoons followed. The originality of Yves Millecamps is to have started his career as a visual artist with tapestry before tackling painting. Painter and sculptor: he paints in oil before switching to acrylic in 1966, the following year he creates his first large relief in stainless steel. He was elected in June 2001 at the Academy of Fine Arts, in the chair of Jean Dewasne. His works can be found in many museum collections, in Paris, Le Mobilier National, the Fond National d'Art Contemporain (Fnac) and the Bibliothèque Nationale , the Musée des Beaux-arts de Lille and Tourcoing , Museums of Nice, Montbéliard and Chollet, the Musée de la Tapisserie d'Angers and abroad : Neuchâtel, Taiwan, Sofia... Yves Millecamps receives numerous private and public commissions throughout the world, but his works are very rare on the art market. He has participated in several International Tapestry Biennials as well as in major exhibitions on contemporary tapestry such as Tapisserie Nouvelles at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris in 1975, which was a landmark.