Yolande Milan Batteau

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Yolande Milan Batteau
Born Template:Birth date
Nationality American
Occupation Painter/Designer

Yolande Milan Batteau is an American representational and abstract painter and designer born on January 30, 1970 in Boston, Massachusetts and raised in Los Angeles, CA. Batteau studied philosophy and painting at the Sorbonne in Paris, San Francisco Art Institute, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She is the daughter of singer-songwriter David Batteau. She is the niece composer Robin Batteau.


Since 1992, Yolande's work has appeared in Elle Decor,[1] ARTnews,[2] Veranda,[3] Architectural Digest,[4] The New York Times, Vogue,[5] House Beautiful,[6] Traditional Home,[7] and Surface.[8]

She owns Callidus Guild, formed in 1998,[no citations needed here] with whom she has created commissions for Chanel,[9] Louis Vuitton, and Tiffany & Co.[4] As Executive Creative Director, Batteau leads a team of artisans producing art and surfaces for brands,[10] interior designers, architects and residential clients. In 2006, Callidus Guild launched CG Wallpaper to better serve the needs of their international clients by designing a selection of Callidus Guild’s signature finishes for paper.[11] CG Wallpaper was created by Ms. Batteau and her brother, Christian Batteau, a sculptor and artist, who have worked together since they were teenagers.[10]


  • 2012 The Vinyl Show - Perugia, Italy
  • 2012 170 East 80th Gallery Group Exhibition, New York, NY
  • 2011 EverGreene Group Exhibition - The Artists and their Art, New York, NY
  • 2005 Voices Unabridged Annual Gala Fundraiser and Art Auction, New York, NY
  • 2005 International Designer Showhouse, New York, NY
  • 2002 Group Exhibition, Richard Carter, San Francisco, CA
  • 2001 Artist Collaboration Installation, South Station, Boston, MA.
  • 2000 Constructions for Working Hours Installation, South Station, Boston
  • 2000 Solo Installation, International Horticultural Invitational, Boston
  • 2000 Solo Exhibition, Fincham and Assoc., Boston, MA
  • 1999 Group Exhibition, School of the Museum of Fine Arts Annual, Boston
  • 1999 Group Exhibition, The Distillery, South Boston, MA
  • 1998 Solo Exhibition, Laurence Hultberg Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
  • 1997 Solo Exhibition, Nelson Reiyia House, Nairobi, Kenya
  • 1996 Solo Performance, Dandora Estates, Nairobi, Kenya
  • 1995 Group Exhibition, Communion, San Francisco, CA
  • 1994 Solo Exhibition, L'Hermitage Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
  • 1991-1996 Salon Series, San Francisco, CA


  1. Phillips, Ian. "Seventh Heaven". "Elle Decor", September 2012, pg 174, pg 178, pg 179, pg 180, Hearst Communications
  2. Sheets, Hillary. "No Different from the Medicis". "ARTnews", December 2005, pg 114 ARTnews LLC
  3. Roehm, Carolyne (November–December 2006). Kips Bay Showhouse: Insider Tour with Carolyne Roehm. Veranda: Veranda Publications, Inc.. p. 165. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 McKeough, Tim. "A Perfect Setting". Architectural Digest, December, 2012, pg 66, Conde Nast
  5. LaCava, Stephanie (17 December 2009). December 2009 "Cultural Resolutions for 2010: Design". Vogue. http://www.vogue.com/culture/article/vd-ten-cultural-resolutions-for-2010-design-make-a-statement/#1=17 December 2009. 
  6. Mann, Kara. "Instant Room." "House Beautiful", February 2011, pg 20, Hearst Communications.
  7. Bradley, Jenny. "Designers Who Care". "Traditional Home", November, 2005, pg 50, Meredith Publishing Group.
  8. Vack, Tom. "Askew". "Surface Magazine", Issue number 58, pg 212, Surface Publishing.
  9. Murrow, Lauren (July 2011). "New Aesa + Electric Feathers Boutique Combines Gemstone-Studded Jewelry and Convertible Dresses". New York Magazine. http://nymag.com/thecut/2011/07/new_aesa_electric_feathers_bou.html. 
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Painterly Panache: Callidus Guild". Plum Siena. July 18, 2011. http://www.plumsiena.com/2011/07/painterly-panache-callidus-guild.html. 
  11. "Wallcoverings by Callidus Guild for Stark". www.thisnext.com. http://www.thisnext.com/item/2D86FE09/3BEF512F/Wallcovering-by-Callidus-Guild.