Yves Diey was born in Paris in 1882. An extremely prolific artist, he participated in the Salon des Artistes Français and won a medal in 1942. Diey was known as a painter of nudes and portraits of women as well as Spanish and Moroccan scenes.
Biography (translated from Wikipedia)
Born in Mons on May 1st, 1928, near Charleville-Mézières, he had a hard-working childhood after obtaining his school certificate and was saved from a purulent pleurisy at the age of four. He was exoded during the war and has been working since the age of 14, doing different jobs: butchery with his father, bicycle tire repair, building handler, factory riveting. At the age of 25, he comes to Paris and works in restaurants and car manufacturing to earn a living. From an artist temperament, in the 1970s, he took acting lessons to become a comedian and met the actor Daniel Russo, then a young student. He plays in a few films, including Jean Richard, who plays Maigret for a series on television. While he has been a chef in his own restaurants for the last ten years, he decides, at the age of 45, to enroll in the drawing evening classes of the City of Paris, in Montparnasse. For 5 years, he learned conscientiously from the living model and plaster. He took a few painting classes and began to make his own paintings, which he exhibited at the Salon des Indépendants and at the Salon des Artistes français. In 1987, he decided to open his studio-gallery, where he is still installed and that makes him a personalities of the Butte. Its location in the lower Montmartre, inclined to specialize in the painting of Montmartre, although his subjects also extend to flowers, the views of Paris, New York, the landscapes of Provence, or the interiors of cafés.
The museum of Montmartre exhibits several of his works, which are very present in the auctions, while the Moulin Rouge, who considers him the last great painter of Montmartre, publishes a lithograph of his composition.
He is one of the greatest painters of the "School of Montmartre" . Several retrospectives of his work have taken place