Claude Courtecuisse, artist, designer, teacher, lives and works in Lille and Paris. A graduate of Applied Arts in Paris and of the Ecole Normale Supérieure de l’Enseignement Technique (ENS), he became a professor at the Lille Regional School of Plastic Arts from 1970 to 1987, where he was director between 1987 and 1989. He was a member of the Frac Nord-Pas-de-Calais technical committee from 1982 to 1989. From 1989 to 1992, he held the post of Principal Inspector of Artistic Education at the Ministry of Culture. Lecturer and educational advisor at Ecole Camondo until 1998, he was Associate Professor at Ecole Olivier de Serre (Paris) from 1994 to 2001. He is currently working at ENS Cachan for preparation for the test from lesson to the aggregation of applied arts. As an artist, photographer, sculptor and designer, he has carried out public commissions for the Ministry of Culture and several of his works have been acquired by the Museum of Modern Art of Villeneuve d’Ascq, the Center Georges-Pompidou , the Decorative Arts Museum and the Frac Nord-Pas-de-Calais.