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Paul BLANVILLAIN (1891-1965) - Barfleur
Ref : 73736
Period :
20th century
Artist :
Paul BLANVILLAIN (1891- 1965)
Provenance :
Medium :
Oil on canvas
Dimensions :
l. 21.65 inch X H. 14.96 inch
Galerie Amalthée

Barbizon school and normandy paintings and painters of Rouen

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Paul BLANVILLAIN (1891-1965) - Barfleur

Barfleur 1891-1965

Barfleur in Cotentin
Oil on canvas signed lower left-dated 1931

38 x 55 cm

Born in Barfleur in 1891, son and grandson of captain of the long course, Paul Blanvillain was educated at the high school of Cherbourg.
This is where the "Father Deguerne", professor of drawing, and old original gives him his first lessons.
After the baccalaureate, he was destined for the honorable profession of tax collector, unexpected orientation and curious choice for who knew him somewhat ...
The war decided otherwise. Mobilized at the end of his military service, prisoner in Maubeuge in 1914, he was transferred to Germany where he was to remain more than four years.
As luck would have it, the Franco-Belgian painter Fernand Lantoine, whose international reputation never ceases to assert himself, shared his captivity. This talented painter created a workshop there that was at the origin of the divisionist period of Paul Blanvillain's work.
After a period of occupation in Alsace, he returned to Barfleur he was not to leave until his death in 1965, surrounded by the affection of his family and his many friends.
In 1935, he met Paul Signac in Barfleur who invited him to exhibit at the Salon des Independants.
Sharing his time between hunting, fishing and painting, he will animate every year the Salon Painters Barfleur.
A philosopher, an enemy of fashion, his work is a reflection of a lover of Barfleur and the Val de Saire, whose subdued light and poetic reality he so well translated.

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