Marie Christine Clavier was born in Saigon in 1913 to French parents and lived there for her formative years.
She returned to France as a teenager and began to study painting. Her work quickly developed into paintings of poetry and songs - harmonized in a unique and distinct painting technique.
Clavier painted for herself rather than for profit as she was quite independently wealthy. She exhibited extensively in the United States in the 1970s across Connecticut and New York showing at various galleries and cultural centers.
She had numerous solo exhibitions in the 1970’s- notably at the Maison Francais in New York , New York University and Galerie Bernheim Jeune in Paris.
She won many awards for her work including Gold Medals and Palme D’Or’s. In 1988 the prestigious art publisher Leopard D’Or produced an book on her life and work - by this point she had virtually given up painting.
She painted for herself rather than for profit and her paintings have never been offered at auction before. Her work is held in many collections in the United States, Europe and Korea.