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  Christopher C. Beau was born in Lille, France on February 2nd 1961. He spent his childhood moving every few years from one city to the next, as his father kept relocating for his work giving him in the process a wide variety of visual references.
Every summer the family would spend a month in Brittany, across from the coastal fishing town of Roscoff, on the Island of Batz, and given the fact that Brittany is full of "old stones" they appear from time to time in Beau's work.

He had his first studio in Paris in 1973, as his passion for the arts overtook his bedroom.

As he grew up, Beau always spent time in art classes and reading every art books (his parents owned more than 3000 books then) he could get his hands on. He had a fascination for construction, looking at the guts of buildings, foundations, digs, holes in the ground. He spent time vacationing in England, Belgium and Switzerland bringing in more visual memories which would get "used" later in life.

In 1978, Beau left France for a year, and moved to the United States as an exchange student. He was a senior at Carson City Crystal High in Michigan. This experience had a profound impact on Beau, as he discovered some of the rather spectacular sceneries from Upper Michigan all the way down to New Orleans, and some of the pieces he created while he was there were exhibited in the Michigan capital and given awards in 1978 (He found himself a new passion in pottery).

When he returned to France, the following year in 1979, after graduation, Beau started an Art major Baccalaureate and in 1981, he then enrolled in the French Navy, as to satisfy his military obligations which doubled as seeing the world...
Consequently some of his work has a Mediterranean architectural influence "acquired" in cities such as Marseille, Rome, Palermo, Beirut, Cairo, Granada, Barcelona...Many great talents have had some influence on Beau's work such as Da Vinci, Piranesi, Dali, Escher, Mohlitz, Giger, Hugo, Adams, Moebius, Bilal, Druillet, Caza, Schuiten, Hermann, Meier, Gehry, Le Corbusier, Soleri, Khalili, etc... as well as anything that has to do with European and Japanese culture of the feudal era.

In 1984, he held his first one-man show in Ile de Batz.

Shortly after, Beau moved back to Paris in his studio, but started studying engineering, until 1987 as he was struggling financially with his work...

However, Beau always wanted to come back to the United States, and in 1987, he got an opportunity to go to California, where he established a studio, in Santa Monica. Then in 1990, Beau felt that he had to go near New York City, so he went to Montvale, NJ, where he made his home with his wife and two children.

In 1997, Beau got his wish yet again, and moved back to California, first in Carlsbad, until 2001, then in Murrieta until 2012, then in Tujunga until 2013 and finally in Westlake Village where he established his studio.
                     
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
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