by #Maurice #Elie #Sarthou (French 1911-2000) signed and dated 1944
oil painting on canvas, framed
Canvas: 73cm x 61cm
Framed: 90cm x 76cm
Absolutely super French Post-Impressionist original oil painting, dating to 1944, depicting this colourful and vibrant portrait of "Criquette". The painting is by the well listed artist, Maurice Elie Sarthou.
We are very grateful to the artists daughter who has confirmed the authenticity of the work - as well as identified the sitter depicted, as Germaine Sarthou (first cousin of the painter) - known as "Criquette".
The present composition is a very early work for the artist with very few works from before 1950 in existence.
In 1943, the artist became a member of the Society of Independent Artists Bordeaux which organizes regularly exhibitions of Parisian artists (Roger Bissière, André Lhote, Charles Walch, etc.), which had a strong influence on his style. In 1948, he met the writer Raymond Guérin who introduced him Maurice Toesca, Marcel Arland and, later, Jean Paulhan. In 1950, he illustrated a booklet by Raymond Guérin, a testamentary fragment. Afterwards, Sarthou becomes a member of the New School of Paris, in the movement of "allusive figuration".
Recent public retrospective exhibitions: 2013 - Toulouse-Lautrec Museum - Albi - 69 exhibited works and in 2014 - Fabre Museum - Montpellier - 51 works on display
Item Code 10130