Louis Cane is a French painter, sculptor and furniture designer. He began his artistic studies in Nice, and also studied decorative arts in Paris. His painting style took a turn toward the semi-abstract in the mid-1970s, and he painted his first angels at this time, called “Meninas”. Cane was an art history aficionado and in the late 1970s, he made traditional sculptures of the female figure. Numerous artists have influenced his work, including Picasso, Monet, Goya, Matisse, Stella, Pollock and de Kooning. In the 1980s, inspired by Monet, he produced a series of water lilies that were displayed at Musée l’Orangerie in Paris in 1994.