Vevean Oviette Biography

Vevean Oviette




Vevean Oviette, also known as Vivian Oviette, was born in Graz, Styria, Austria on March 31, 1902. She studied in Paris with Fernand Léger for year before leaving for the United States in 1936, where she continued her studies Franklin School of Fine and Applied Arts, New York. She studied printmaking with Stanley William Hayter at Atelier 17 in New York in the 1940s, exhibiting with them at the Fourteenth Exhibition of Prints by the members of Atelier 17 Group at the Laurel Gallery in New York.

She returned to Europe in the early 1950s, studying in Paris at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière before returning to Graz where she continued to participate in the art scene as a member of the Secession Graz. In 1977 she was a founding member of the group "Artifest I".

Vevean Oviette died in November of 1986 at the U.S. Consulate in Vienna, Austria. Her first name is often spelled "Vivian" and different dates are attributed to her life and she is sometimes listed as an American artist.