Mathurin Méheut left his mark on the art of drawing, painting and decorative arts in the first half of the 20th century.e century. A great traveler, he went to Japan thanks to a scholarship from Albert Kahn, to the United States to create a fresco for Heinz ketchup, and collaborated with emblematic naval companies: the Compagnie Générale Transatlantique and French Lines & Compagnies, notably.
It is to pay homage to this aspect of his decorative work that the new Mathurin Méheut museum (Lamballe) is devoting its major inaugural exhibition to him.
Richly illustrated with often unpublished documents and works, this catalog recounts the work of the great Breton painter in the world of luxury travel, situating it in his time, both from an aesthetic, social and industrial point of view. .
Mylene Allano is curator of the Mathurin Méheut museum in Lamballe (22).
Fabien Bellat is an art historian.
Marie-Anne du Boullay is director of French Lines and Companies.
Size 20 x 25 cm -hard cover
112 four-color pages - 120 illustrations
In co-edition with the Mathurin Méheut museum (Lamballe)