René Gruau in his Paris studio
Maison & Jardin, December 1960
..Bright, charming European women versed in the ways of the world were the women he drew and for whom he expressed his adoration in his work. The Hollywood principle was just the opposite: there it was possible to hype to the heavens relatively dull people by means of astute agents, by pressing all the technological buttons and exploiting the hysteria of the new and old mass media. This was an absolute nightmare for Gruau. After all he was faithful disciple of traditional glamour, for whom inner values meant just as much as external ones.
- Ulf Poschardt
translated from the German by John M. King from the book Gruau