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 Henry Clews, Jr

Henry Clews, Jr

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 28 Jul 1937 (aged 61)
Luzern, Wahlkreis Luzern-Stadt, Luzern, Switzerland
Burial La Napoule, Departement des Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Memorial ID 7792567 · View Source
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Noted Artist, Sculptor. Between the years 1903 and 1914, seven exhibitions of Clews paintings and sculptures were held in New York City. In 1918 he bought a medieval fortress located on a promontory overlooking the Cote D'Azur, just west of Cannes, in Southern France and devoted the next 18 years to restoring the castle and peopling it with the sculptured demons and familiars of his visions. On archways he carved scaly sea monsters, on columns, beak-nosed gargoyles, while from every niche and shadow leered the grotesque beings of Clews labeled gods, jinns, ogs and wogs. Over them all, at the entrance to the castle, he chiseled the motto "Once Upon a Time." His wife, Marie Clews, created four acres of walled formal gardens, which separated the Chateau from the village of La Napoule. The Chateau de la Napoule remained Clews' home and studio until his death on July 28, 1937. He is buried in an ancient tower of The Chateau de La Napoule. Today the Chateau is a museum and art center...a memorial to Maria and Henry Clews.

Bio by: Scattergood-Moore


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  • Originally Created by: Scattergood-Moore
  • Added: 24 Aug 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7792567
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Clews, Jr (23 Apr 1876–28 Jul 1937), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7792567, citing Tower of The Chateau de La Napoule, La Napoule, Departement des Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .