20th Century, French School
A pupil of GAMBEY and CHAPELAIN-MIDY, he graduated from the Beaux-Arts school of Bordeaux. He was awarded a gold medal at the “Salon des Indépendants” and showed his works in several other exhibitions throughout the country. Gifted with amazing talent, he very quickly acquired notoriety. In love with the beaches near Bordeaux (Arcachon, Biarritz and later the Côte d’Azur) as well as with the happy days of the old buses and carriages from the “turn of the century” Paris, his style was very soon close to the one of GALLIEN-LALOUE or CORTES.
After exhibiting in number of art galleries in Bordeaux and in France, he finally settled in Nice, but unwilling to cut himself of the world, he travelled with his brushes through Morocco, Italy, Tuscany and stayed for a short time in San Gemminiano.
He is deeply touched by everything from his own time, as the beaches in Italy, Nice, and Côte d’Azur, but also by the very beginning of our century: the “Belle Epoque”.
This outstanding individual, in love with painting, shows as much interest for the Barbizon School and Impressionism as for the Italian Masters of the Renaissance whose works he admires. Influenced by Eugène Boudin, he paints in a synthetic way, with great talent and facility, a colourful and peaceful vision of the world.
His paintings are for the most part done in France: seascapes, still lives, landscapes, which reflect his natural talent; harmonious compositions, a very detailed but still spontaneous and broad brushwork, and a way of expressing himself full of his love for beauty.