André Bicât (French, 1909-1996)
André Bicât was born in Essex in 1909 to French and Anglo-Irish parents, André Bicât was an artist working in a variety of media, including painting and printmaking.
From 1966 to 1974 he was a tutor at the Royal College of Art and in the 1930s he worked extensively as a set designer for the theatre including a New York production of Murder in the Cathedral by T S Eliot and productions for Windsor Repertory Theatre and the Mercury Theatre.
Bicât exhibited in various galleries including Salon de la Jeune Sculpture in Paris, Royal Academy, Redfern and Leicester Galleries and was dedicated retrospectives at Reading Museum and Art Gallery, Attic Gallery and the Merriscourt Gallery.
Examples of his works are held by the British Museum, the Victoria & Albert Museum, Tate Gallery, the British Council and Arts Council England Collections.
Reference: Buckman D., 2006, Artists in Britain since 1945, Vol 1, Art Dictionaries Ltd, Bristol.