Frenchman François Ganeau studied sculpture, preferring to work with wood. During his lifetime, he lived and worked both in Paris and abroad. Before the outbreak of the Second World War, he travelled extensively throughout Italy, Greece, Morocco and Egypt, painting and photographing what he saw. After the end of the war, he returned to work in both theatre and opera.
He designed typefaces for use in publicity materials, promoting theatre and dance, as well as tourism. His work has been exhibited worldwide, including at the Festival of Britain in the 1950s. He continued to both paint and sculpt until his death.
[LC, November 2009]