Christian Charvet was born in 1940, in Paris, France where he teaches design and painting in primary schools. Since 1970 he has frequently exhibited his paintings—showing in numerous exhibitions in France and abroad.
Charvet is part of the “Painters du Marais” group in Paris. A series of studies on painters and poets initiated travels to the Middle East. Beginning in 1994, Charvet studied Arthur Rimbaud, a poet in Harare. This poet was an inspiration for the composition of Charvet’s pieces. The Red is strong; the style gains purity, becomes synthetic, and keeps the essential thing only. The troubled period in Arthur Rimbaud’s life is sublimated by high colors.