ANDRE FIRMIN REGAGNON
ARLEQUINO AND COLUMBINA
Oil on Canvas
23⅞ x 18⅛ Inches
Signed Lower Right "Andre Regagnon"
A Post-Impressionist figural oil painted circa 1950 showing the two characters from the Commedia dell'Arte standing, with Columbina playing a guitar and Arlequino, traditionally dressed, singing behind her.
Andre Firmin Regagnon first studied with Jules Adler and, from 1926, exhibited regularly at the Salon des Artistes Français where he received an honorable mention (1929), a silver medal (1930), and gold medal (1931). In 1933, he was awarded the Prix National and, in 1937, a Silver Medal at the Exposition Internationale. A notable mid-century painter of genre scenes and figurative works, Regagnon exhibited widely and with success and was the recipient of numerous prizes and juried awards. The artist is well-listed in all relevant art reference works.
Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs, Vol. 11 p. 513; Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Bildenden Kunstler, Vollmer Supplement, Vol. 4, p. 34; Davenport’s Art Reference Guide, 2009/10 Edition, p. 2104; et al.
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