• Her work is carried out in the great traditions of Académie Julian and one may quickly observe Degas' touch but Claudette removes the figure out of the background, gives a centralized position, and transforms it into a fluid abstraction. The movement and energy retained, it no longer points toward a figural representation. With a variety of sources for her inspiration, Claudette uses a diverse palette of media and techniques: oil, acrylic resin, watercolor, India ink, sanguine, charcoal, and pastel among them.


  • In Paris, Claudette Van der Meeren receives her artistic training from the Julian Academy, where teach prestigious artists, like the sculptor Joseph Riviere and the painter Edward Mac Avoy. She works then with the painter Robert van Cleef, then in the Assartx atelier. From 1983 to 1985 she attends the courses of Beaux-Arts School of Bordeaux, and those of Beaux-Arts School of Orleans, from 1991 to 1993.
  • 1961 1962 Salon d'hiver in Paris 1st award for young painters
  • 1980 1981 Salon de Ville d'Avray
  • 1987 to 93 Salon des Independants d'Aquitaine Silver medal of ville de Bordeaux 1987
  • 1989 1991 Salon de l'Ecole Française, Paris
  • 1987 to 91 Salon SATA (Arts Talence Aquitaine) Gold medal of ville de Talence 1989
  • 1986 to 90 Biennale de Cestas 1st award of the Biennale 1988
  • 1990 Salon de Reinheim (Allemagne)
  • 1990 Salon de l'Avia Club de Bordeaux 1st award
  • 1992 Opening exhibition of Galerie des Trois Maries, in Orleans
  • 1994 Salon du Groupe DixVisions, Orleans
  • 1996 Salon d' automne in Royan
  • 1998 Salon du Conseil General, La Rochelle
  • 1998 and 1999 Salon du Lions Club International, Bordeaux
  • 1992 to 2000 Salon des Artistes Orleanais
    UNISABI award 1994
    Conseil General award 1999
    1997 à 2000 Salon des Indépendants d' Aquitaine, Bordeaux
  • 1991&1995 Galerie La Grange de l'Orbelliere, Orleans
  • 1992-1993 Galerie des Trois Maries, Orleans
  • 1996 Maison Maurice Genevoix, St Denis-de-l'Hotel