Jean-David Mouveau was born in Saint Germain en Laye, France on Jan 17th 1972
His father Antoine Mouveau (1938/1989), part of the family owner of the castle Bridoré, was fond of paintwork and valuable antiques and made a living out of it, he was an antique dealer
Pierre Mouveau, his grandfather was a painter and book illustrator (ref Catalogue Raisonné), Simone Mouveau, his grandmother, born Lefevre was also a painter (ref Catalogue Raisonné), they met in the thirties in the painter Paul Albert Laurens workshop at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris.
Georges Mouveau, his grand grandfather was a chief decorator at Opera Garnier in Paris, painter of passion (Catalogue Raisonné). He was one of the founders of “La société des Apaches”, a French group founded around 1900 and mostly composed of painters, musicians, and writers, including Maurice Ravel, Igor Stravinsky, Maurice Delage, Paul Sordes…
His mother Catherine Mouveau Berthon was born in a middle-class family with business in the textile industry in Roubaix and silk industry in Lyon. His father, Jean David other grandfather, a chief engineer working in Water and Forest and rural development, was also artistic and would paint and illustrate stories for children that he would invent himself. The stories would usually take place in a forest and would talk about the life of animals living in there, he would often tell his 8 children about his personal experience, and would also write and illustrate stories from the bible and religion overall.
Jean David was exposed at a very early age to the pictural history of both his families, he is passionate about painting. “Simply said, from my younger age I would go with my grandmother when she would go painting, we used to live 500m from my grandparents castle, I would carry her painting materials, easel, oils, pencils, sometimes I would be a model for her, she would tell me everything about her work, how to obtain a particular color, the perspective… At home there were painting all over the place, it was my universe”
Later, as a young adult, Jean David started painting and was soon very productive with an art that was abstract rather than figurative. He played with shapes and colors until his paintwork got to an excellent level. He recently talked about the COVID and the ill through his paintwork, the before and after, he keeps going onto this pictural path with a lot of passion and dedication, is becoming as time goes a really fine connoisseur.