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Georges d'Espagnat (1870-1950) - Still Life
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Period :
20th century
Artist :
Georges d'Espagnat (1870-1950)
Provenance :
France
Medium :
Oil on canvas signed top left
Dimensions :
l. 19.88 inch X H. 24.21 inch
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Georges d'Espagnat (1870-1950) - Still Life

French School
Dimensions: H. 20 x W. 24 inches (With frame: H. 27.5 x W. 31.5 inches)
Provenance: Private Collection (de Brecey)
Exhibition d’Espagnat, #139, Anémones, 1911

Georges d’Espagnat was born on August 14, 1870 in Melun, France.
Right at the beginning of his career, Georges d’Espagnat was aware that he needed to find his unique style.
He began his training in Paris, but quickly preferred to work alone on subjects that he liked to paint: still life, nudes, and genre paintings. He went to the Louvre Museum every day to study the proportions of the body from classical antiquity. D’Espagnat greatly admired painters like Rembrandt, Rubens, and Delacroix. He also took some classes at the académies libres of Montparnasse.

D’Espagnat’s style is understated yet he has a vaporous touch to his paintings. His pictorial language is very close to that of Vuillard and Bonnard. He belonged to a group of illustrators that made the Courrier Français successful. D’Espagnat was an artist with confluent tendencies of Impressionism and Fauvism. He knew how to distinguish himself from other artists by creating works of art that had a free spirit and that were dominated by bursts of colors.

1893: exhibitions at the Salon des Artistes Indépendants and the Salon de la Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts
1898-1911: he held several exhibitions at the Galerie Durand-Ruel (in Paris and New York)
1899-1901: he exhibited at the Salon de la Libre Esthétique in Brussels
1900: he meets Maurice Denis, Pierre Bonnard, and Edouard Vuillard
His collaboration with Maurice Denis was the reason for the renewal of sacred art in France.
1903-1949: his exhibition at the Salon d’Automne where he was one of the main founders
1904: his exhibition at the Salon of the Sécession in Berlin
1918 and 1926: he exhibited at the Galerie Bernheim in Paris
1934: he is appointed as professor at the École des Beaux-Arts of Paris
1951: posthumous exhibition at the Salon d’Automne de Paris

Museums:
Paris, Musée d’Orsay
New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Boston, Museum of Fine Arts
Chicago, Art Institute
Brussels, Musée Royal des Beaux-Arts
Geneva, Petit Palais
Moscow, Pushkin Museum
Tokyo, The National Museum of Western Art

Bibliography:
E. Faure, G. Lecomte et J.D. Jacquemond « Georges d’Espagnat », La Bibliothèque des Arts, Paris.

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20th Century Oil Painting