To regard Thora Creuzeau as merely the wife of the painter Jean-Marie Creuzeau would be doing her a grave injustice. She excelled as an artist in her own right and many would argue surpassed the skills of her husband. However, it is Jean-Marie that would receive all the accolades as a painter. Thora’s work falls into two distinct categories. Firstly, her cubist inspired still-lifes reminiscent of Le Corbusier and secondly her figural compositions, such as this example, heavily inspired by the work of Jean Souverbie. The similarly to Souverbie is not merely accidental as he was the teacher and mentor of her husband.
The couple had a studio in the town of Fouqueure in southern France where they lived an idyllic life, she painting while her husband wrote poetry. They also shared an atelier in Fresnes in the Marne Valley. Although not rich, the couple were financially comfortable which meant that they could exhibit and sell their works without pressure. In 2004, Jean-Marie, Thora and their son Vincent held a group exhibition at the famous l’Orangerie du Sénat in the Jardin du Luxemburg in Paris.