Maurice Robert Fievet


Maurice Robert Fievet

Montana, USA
Death 1997 (aged 75–76)
Islas Baleares, Spain
Burial Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID 191474328 View Source

Maurice is the son of Jean Baptiste and Jeanne Calonne.

Maurice was first married to Jeannette Demont, they had one child named Dijon (he later died in a motorcycle accident, year unknown).

Maurice second wife first is Monique Dumonet.

Maurice very early showed talent in painting. There was no place in Montana where they could send him to learn art. They were really concerned, and wrote to Baptist sister and she wrote back and said if they went back to France she would pay for his art education. So they went back to France just because of Maurice.
They had a rough time during WW2. They lived on starvation food. Maurice was in the French underground. The Germans were rounding up all the young Frenchmen and sending them to work in the factories and starving them there. Maurice figured that if he were going to starve he might as well stay home and go underground. He helped in the underground movement. He wasn't able to get a ration book for food. So he lived by "pillar by post" starving and begging.

In the 1950s, French artist Maurice Fievet (actually Fiévet - my apologies for leaving out the accent in the title because it is not search engine friendly) — well-known for his work in Africa with his talented photographer wife, Jeannette — created a series of dramatic paintings depicting life in ancient Cambodia.

Fiévet’s paintings were extraordinary because he worked with two of the world’s foremost Khmer scholars — Bernard Philippe Groslier and George Cœdès — to achieve the highest degree of visual and historical accuracy possible.

Added by: M.Bolton
Little Article (6/10/ Unknown) called: Travellers
What promises to be an interesting show is that of Maurice Fievet and his wife, Jeanette, which will be opened by the President of L’Alliance Francaise, Mr. D.G.A. Banmeyer at Queens Hall Gallery on Tuesday, October 17 at 5:30 p.m.
Fievet and his wife both studied at the Ecole des Beavaz Arts, Paris, where he was awarded First Prize in 1945.
Since 1947 they have been travelling and painting in Africa and in 1950 were awarded the Prix Louis Liotard by the French President for “the most successful expedition taken by young people”.
Maurice Fievet, a few years later was the winner of the Grand Prix of the Salon des Artistes Francais. His paintings have been used to illustrate such publications as The National Geographic Magazine and both he and his wife are known for their lectures, books and television programs.

Added by: M.Bolton

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DO NOT MARK HIM FAMOUS, he is my family and I dont want him marked like that !!!

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