Very large oil on canvas, dated 34.
BESSERVE René Pierre Louis says Reb
Born in 1883 in Montbéliard (Doubs). Died in 1959 in Saint-Mandé. Twentieth century. French.
Painter of compositions with characters, interiors, nudes, landscapes, illustrator, poster artist, caricaturist.
After having prepared the Naval School's competition, he chose an artistic orientation and enrolled at the Académie Julian. He then studied at the Montpellier School of Fine Arts. He exhibited in Paris, the Salons d'Automne between 1920 and 1938, the National Society of Fine Arts in 1922, Independent Artists from 1926 to 1938, Tuileries from 1928 to 1939.
There are, in a way, two artists in one: on the one hand the designer who worked in 1909 in the P.L.M. and is responsible, from 1911, alternating with Juan Gris, cover of the Cree of Paris. The same, collaborates with Rire, Ruy Blas, Fantasio, opens his own publisher of posters, under the name of Reb.
It is also under this name that he exhibited at the Salon des Humoristes. On the other hand, René Besserve, who exhibits at other Salons, is the painter of the landscapes of the Paris region, the seaside of Brittany and the South.
In his illustrations, posters, caricatures, he uses all the resources of Cubism with a very marked graphic design, hard and violent tones, in the spirit of the German Expressionists.
MUSEUMS: BESANCON: Pastoral.
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