Gilles Aillaud (1928-2005) A French painter, author and scenographer, son of the architect Émile Aillaud. His favorite themes are the representation of animals in zoological parks and seaside landscapes. In 1965 Gilles Aillaud became president of the Salon de la Jeune Peinture.
He creates collective works with Eduardo Arroyo and Antonio Recalcati, such as A Passion in the Desert, Live and Let Die or the Tragic End of Marcel Duchamp. During his lifetime he developed an extended curriculum vitae and an incredible list of expositions and musea where his art works can be found from his hometown Charleroi to Paris and to South Africa.