(French, b. 1900)
PROVENÇAL LANDSCAPE WITH OLIVE TREES, 1927
Oil on Canvas
21¾ x 29¼ Inches
Signed Lower Right, "Cheriane"
Provenance: Theophile Briant Gallery, Paris
An early and lyrical, Post-Impressionist landscape by this well-listed female member of the first generation of the School of Paris.
Cheriane first studied with Marie Laurencin at the Ecole de la Ville and, subsequently, at the Academie Julian in Paris. She made her debut at the Salon des Artistes Independants in 1921 and, thereafter, exhibited regularly at the Salon d'Automne, becoming a member in 1925, and the Salon des Tuileries from the year of its founding. She also exhibited with success internationally including in Prague, New York and Vienna. Favored subjects included female figurative works and nudes as well as landscapes of Provence, where she lived for many years, and of Madagascar, which she visited frequently with her husband, the Academy painter and poet, Leon-Paul Fargue. She also undertook significant public commissions including the monumental mural, entitled 'Music', which decorated the Pavilion of the 1937 Universal Exposition in Paris. Cheriane is well-listed in all relevant reference works, including Benezit, and her work is held in the permanent collections of prominent national museums including The Museum of Modern Art (Paris), the Museum of Bordeaux, and the Danish National Museum (Copenhagen) among others. We are pleased to offer this exceptional work from the artist's early period.
Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs, Vol.III, p. 565-566; Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Bildenden Kunstler, Vollmer Supplement, Vol. I , p. 430-431; et al.
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