Gerard Vieillevie was born in Queue Les Yvelines outside of Paris in 1939. He studied in Paris at Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs. A student of the classics and former student of the renowned National High School of Decorative Artists in Paris, he was inspired by the art of the Post-Impressionists and created sculptures and mosaics based on his inherent interest in this style. He first started to make bas-reliefs, sculptures, and frescos for many schools and town halls in cities such as Paris, Cannes, Strasbourg, Lille and St. Tropez, which now exist in many hotels in these cities.
True to the tradition of principal Post-Impressionist painters such as Van Gogh, the work of Vieillevie is composed of still lifes, luxurious gardens and flora. His work has been exhibited in Paris, Tokyo, Osaka, and Seoul, and he was a recipient of the International Lion’s Club Gold Medal for Painting (1974). Posthumously, in 1993, a major exposition at the Katia Granoff Gallery was dedicated to his memory.