Gerard Paris-Clavel was born 1943 in Paris. He studied at the Ecole des Métiers d’Arts, Paris and at the Academy of Visual Arts in Warsaw/Poland in Henryk Tomaszewski’s studio. Gerard received his diploma from the Institut de l’Environnement, Paris.
Grapus was a founding member of Grapus, a studio for the development of socially responsible graphic arts. Selected exhibitions: Musée de l’Affiche in Paris, Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Kunstgewerbemuseum Zürich, Musée d’Art Contemporain in Montréal.In 1991 he was awarded the National Grand Prize of Graphic Arts with the group Grapus.
Gerard went on as a founding member of Graphistes Associés focusing works of cultural and social nature. Participating in exhibitions and awarded prizes in Toyama, Japan, Chaumont, Warsaw, Rezeszow, Poland, International Biennale Mexico and the Lahti Binnual, Finnland.
Founding member of the interdisciplinary association Ne pas plier in 1991, which understands itself as a counteracting force to the public discourse.
Since 1992 Gerard focuses on freelance graphic work. He received numerous international prizes such as the International Poster Biennale in Moscow, the International Biennale in Toyama, Japan and the International Biennale in Warsaw, Poland.