Claude Weisbuch was a French artist best known for his lively drawings and lithographs of horses, opera, dancers, and musicians. Using only a few earth tones as well as black and white, Weisbuch emphasized movement and form through line weight and tone. Born on February 8, 1927 in Thionville, France, he studied at the Beaux-arts de Nancy. He had his first solo exhibition in 1957 in France, and went on to show in the United States and Japan.
As a theatre and classical music enthusiast, the artist had a flair for what is raw, ecstatic, and controlled. “I like the sketch, the uncompleted, the painting filled with mystery,” the artist has said. Weisbuch’s works are in the collections of the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Staaliche Graphische Sammlung in Munich, among others. He died on April 13, 2014 in Paris, France.