Claude Parent - Venice Biennale, 1970.

Claude Parent

Claude Parent was born in 1923 in neuilly-sur-seine, france. he wanted to become 
an engineer but turned to architecture in 1956. parent got the rare privilege to be among 
the eight professionals listed in the french order of architects without having a diploma. 
a peerless illustrator, as well as a polemicist and caricaturist in his spare time, he was 
an imaginative dreamer with a rebellious character. the many facets of his work have 
challenged and also disturbed his contemporaries. this explains perhaps why the recognition 
of a solo show has only taken place today.