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Magnificent Original Signed Charles B. Foster Oil On Canvas Farmington, Ct

Magnificent Original Signed Charles B. Foster Oil On Canvas Farmington, Ct

Magnificent Original Signed Charles B. Foster Oil On Canvas Farmington, Ct
The painting, WINTER MOONRISE, measures 16 x 20 inches and is signed lower left. The painting has been professionally re-lined and is in excellent condition. Charles Foster, the older brother of Ben Foster, was born on the 4th of July, 1850, in the small town of North Anson, Maine. Traveling to Paris in the 1870’s, he became a pupil at the Ecole des Beaux Arts under Alexandre Cabanel, a popular instructor of the strictly “academic” school. He later entered the atelier of Louis Jacquesson de la Chevreuse in Paris while also becoming part of a group of American artist that included Charles Noel and Montague Flagg, Robert Brandegee, William Bailey Faxon and John Niemeyer. Upon his return to America he settled in Farmington, Connecticut where he spent the remainder of his life. Foster taught for a short time at the National Academy of Design and was also a member of the Connecticut Academy of Fine Art. While his work consisted primarily of landscapes, the artist also painted portraits, mountain scenes and animals. A memorial exhibition that included 30 of the artist’s works was held in Hartford, Connecticut shortly after his death, which was in 1931. The catalog was warm in its praise of the artist: Although thoroughly trained under the tradition on Ingres, Mr. Painted principally landscapes, excelling in the treatment of skies, and from his studio he had every opportunity to study them, as well as the changing foliage of his beautiful surroundings. The item “MAGNIFICENT ORIGINAL SIGNED CHARLES B. FOSTER OIL ON CANVAS FARMINGTON, CT” is in sale since Friday, June 14, 2013. This item is in the category “Art\Paintings”. The seller is “brickwalkbookshop” and is located in West Hartford, Connecticut. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Signed?: Signed
  • Medium: Oil
  • Subject: Landscape
  • Style: Impressionism
  • Size Type/Largest Dimension: Medium (Up to 30″)
  • Date of Creation: 1900-1949
  • Region of Origin: US

Magnificent Original Signed Charles B. Foster Oil On Canvas Farmington, Ct

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EDOUARD CORTES 1887-1969 Fine Original Oil on Canvas French MARCHE Aux FLEURS

EDOUARD CORTES 1887-1969 Fine Original Oil on Canvas French MARCHE Aux FLEURS
EDOUARD CORTES 1887-1969 Fine Original Oil on Canvas French MARCHE Aux FLEURS
EDOUARD CORTES 1887-1969 Fine Original Oil on Canvas French MARCHE Aux FLEURS
EDOUARD CORTES 1887-1969 Fine Original Oil on Canvas French MARCHE Aux FLEURS
EDOUARD CORTES 1887-1969 Fine Original Oil on Canvas French MARCHE Aux FLEURS
EDOUARD CORTES 1887-1969 Fine Original Oil on Canvas French MARCHE Aux FLEURS

EDOUARD CORTES 1887-1969 Fine Original Oil on Canvas French MARCHE Aux FLEURS
Titled “Marche Aux Fleurs”, a lovely post impressionistic painting of a French flower market street scene. Signed at lower left. Ornate gold gilt wood frame has some flaws throughout. Plaque at lower center shows artists name and painting title. Measures 24 1/2″ x 18 1/2″, actual painting measures 18″ x 13″. As found on AskArt. Cortès was born in Lagny, France on April 26, 1882. During his early lifetime, Paris was the center of the art world. Artist from across the globe traveled there to study and paint it’s beautiful countryside and cities; views of Paris, or as it became known’the City of Lights’, were in great demand by both collectors and tourists. Specializing in Paris street scenes, each of these artists captured the city during its heyday and continued with these scenes well into the 20th century. Édouard was the son of Antonio Cortès – the Spanish Court painter – who was himself the son of the artisan André Cortès. Antonio was born in Seville in 1827 and established himself as a painter of rural genre. In 1855 he traveled to Paris for the Exposition Universelle and was drawn to the town of Lagny-sur-Marne – where he settled. He continued to paint scenes reminiscent of Troyon, Jacque and Van Marcke. Antonio had three children – Édouard, Henri and Jeanne – and while all had artistic talent, it was Édouard who had the passion. Antonio began teaching Édouard at an early age and enrolled him in a private elementary school where he continued his schooling until the age of 13. From this point on he devoted his life to art – working and studying with both his father and older brother. In 1899, at the age of 16, he exhibited his first work at the Société des Artistes Français entitled La Labour. 1900, that he began to paint the scenes that he would become most famous for – Paris’ streets and monuments. One of the more prolific artists of his time, Cortès found his niche and stayed with it. His views of Paris are among the most telling and beautiful images of this genre; capturing the city during all it’s seasons for more than 60 years. Édouard married Fernande Joyeuse in 1914 and had a child – Jacqueline Simone in 1916. Fernande died in 1918 and shortly thereafter Édouard decided to marry his sister-in-law Lucienne Joyeuse. They settled in Paris and Édouard continued to paint views of Paris. By the mid 1920’s, Édouard and his family moved back to Lagny (in Normandy) and he began painting scenes of country life – including landscapes, interior scenes and still lives. He was an active member of the Union des Beaux-Arts de Lagny and was the Unions first president. Their inaugural exhibition was held in 1927 and Cortès continued to exhibit there until the late 1930’s. During this period he received many awards, gained great notoriety and was a frequent exhibitor at the exhibition halls in Paris, including the Salon d’Automne, Salon d’Hiver, Salon de la Société Nationale de l’Horticulture and Salon des Indépendants. During the years of World War II, Cortès and his family spent their time in Cormelles-le-Royal (in Normandy) in an attempt to remove themselves from the harsh realities of war. By the early 1950’s he had relocated to Lagny, where he would remain for the rest of his life. P Larde makes the following observation about Cortès in his book on Antoine Blanchard: [he] was preeminently the painter of Paris of the Nineties, which he had loved and known well; his qualities as a painter, in addition to his sensitivity, allowed him to paint the street scenes of that time under their most charming, attractive and real light. Transposed by his brushes, each spot of Paris becomes a veritable sparkling jewel. The most ordinary scene, through a sensitive, generous and elaborate palette, irresistibly fascinates and moves us. Only through a detailed study of his canvases can we understand how this artist, with apparently simple means, could obtain such gripping effects. His bold touch never lingers over a superfluous detail. It is not surprising that his works, more valuable each day, were appreciated by many collectors. Cortès’ beautiful depictions of Paris were always in demand and he continued to paint them until his death in 1969. And a big thank you for shopping with Gary Germer & Associates, we appreciate you stopping by. Gary is one of Portland, Oregon’s most respected antique & personal property appraisers & estate brokers. ISA certified and in the business for nearly 30 years, Gary has worked hard to build a name that is synonymous with integrity, honesty & good humor. We strive to only improve this reputation. Please expect prompt, friendly service. Authenticity of all items is guaranteed. Come visit us at our gallery, we’d love to meet you! We do our best to present accurate, detailed information about every item we sell. Gary Germer & Associates has used its best efforts to inspect the item(s) for sale and create descriptions and furnish photographs that fairly and adequately depict the type, condition and image of the goods at the time of sale. This Listing Powered By. The item “EDOUARD CORTES 1887-1969 Fine Original Oil on Canvas French MARCHE Aux FLEURS” is in sale since Saturday, August 19, 2017. This item is in the category “Art\Paintings”. The seller is “garygermer” and is located in Portland, Oregon. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Date of Creation: 1900-1949
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Medium: Oil
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Signed?: Signed
  • Size Type/Largest Dimension: Large (Greater than 30in.)
  • Subject: City/Street Scene
  • UPC: Does Not Apply

EDOUARD CORTES 1887-1969 Fine Original Oil on Canvas French MARCHE Aux FLEURS