François Méheut ( - )
He is not related to the painter Mathurin Méheut, who was also inspired by Breton traditions. His father was a cabinetmaker in Saint-Brieuc. After three years of study at the regional school of fine arts in Rennes, François Méheut was admitted to the school of fine arts in Paris where he was a pupil of Jean Boucher. In 1930, he was awarded the first Grand Prix de Rome in sculpture. Until 1940, when he was mobilised and taken prisoner, he collaborated with the Susse foundry in the production of numerous sculptures. He was appointed drawing teacher in Boulogne-sur-mer and then in Nantes at the Eugène Livet high school. He then gave up sculpture to devote himself exclusively to painting.