Why ČHEY (or CHEY)
I took Chey as my artist name for several reasons:
- I signed my paintings, from 14 to 67 years old, "Claude", then decided to stop competing ... Monet and Le Lorrain;
- it's shorter and simpler than my official "usual" name, my maiden name being "worse";
- it is my signature in everyday life;
- it is not sure that this is my final signature, Hokusai has changed more than once and I hope to live as old as him by improving myself like him!
"Charlie takes off", tribute to the cartoonists of Charlie Weekly, oil on frame,
exhibited in Orsay in April 2015, private collection.