Francois Batet was born in 1921 in Barcelona, Spain. He studied painting at the School of San Jordi (Beaux Arts) and also at Tarrega Academy. When he lived in Madrid he studied the masters like Goya and Valasquez. He then moved to Paris and studied famous French impressionistic painters. He has lived and worked in France since 1950. Batet's classic School of Paris style recalls the spirit of Paris in the 1920's and 1930's. In addition to being a master print maker, he has illustrated over 100 books.
Francois Batet has exhibited throughout the world including France, U.S.A., Japan, Belgium, Germany, England, Korea, Australia and South Africa.
Exhibitions Gallerie de la Croisette - Cannes, France Salon d' Automne - Grand Palais of Paris Galerie Angels International - Los Angeles, California Hotel Prince de Galles - Paris Galerie Joel Salaun - Paris Galerie Angels International - Los Angeles, California Galerie Jean Lavigne - Palm Beach, Florida Galerie Khoury, Bremen (R.F.A.) Private Collection Gallery - Baltimore, Maryland David Barnett Gallery – Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Since 1985) George Watts & Son Inc. – Milwaukee Wisconsin