Reynold Arnould (1919-1980) is a painter renowned for his powerful dynamist works inspired by the fervent industrial energy of the post-war era. He was also the curator of the museum of Le Havre (from 1952 to 1965), which he participated in rebuilding. From 1965 to his death in 1980, he became curator of national museums, in charge of the galleries of the Grand Palais in Paris.
Marking the centenary of the artist’s birth, 2019 is also the sixtieth anniversary of the important exhibition “Forces et Rythmes de l'industrie” at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris in 1959. This exhibition coincides with the publication a large monograph on the artist, and symposium at Cerisyla-Salle in June, and an exhibition at the André Malraux Museum of Modern Art in Le Havre opening in December 2019. The exhibition brings together paintings in public collections, from his early works to his iconic canvases of the 1950s and 1960s.