GEORGES PIERRE LOUIS SERRIER
(French, active last quarter 19th c.)
A LANE IN PROVENCE, 1898
Oil on Canvas
18 x 22 Inches
Signed Lower Right
Born in Thionville in the Moselle, Serrier studied under Gustave Oudry and is known particularly for his fine atmospheric landscapes. He first exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1876 and was admitted to membership of the Society of French Artists in 1888. He received honorable mentions and prizes at a variety of subsequent salons including at the Paris Universal Exhibition of 1900. An outstanding showcase of composition and texture, this idyllic example of the Serrier’s work is infused with soft, romantic light and draws the viewer’s eye inexorably to the romantic figures in the distance.
Dictionnaires Des Peintres, Benezit, Vol XII, p.696; Artnet, Art Reference, 2004; Davenport’s Art Reference Guide, 2003/2004 Edition, p.1846; et al.