Céramique 1900 - Art Deco - Art Nouveau - Art Modern. Ceramic, crockery, terracotta, sandstone, porcelain, stoneware, earthenware.
Ceramique 1900

Charles CATTEAU (1880-1966) - Belgium

He wanted to be an artist (painter), which he was at the beginning and at the end of his life, and once he had gained his diploma as an engineer-potter, was hired as a ceramist decorator, in Sèvres from 1903 to 1904, in Nymphemburg from 1904 to 1906 and eventually at La Louvière (where he arrived on December 5th 1906) as a decoration director in 1907. That is where Charles CATTEAU’s formidable talent got to come out : the creation of decoration. His pieces are of a superb quality, even exceptional as far as sophisticated stoneware is concerned, with stylized designs, flora and fauna-inspired. The International Exhibition of Decorative Arts in 1925 brought him a world-wide recognition and a Grand Prix (group of "Teaching"). Endowed with a genuine social mission, which consisted in developing for every social category an access to knowledge and taste, he founded the "Circle of Art’s Friends" in 1908, which he presided over, and taught at the Industrial School of La Louvière. In 1945 he retired in Nice.