A wonderful 1950's French expressionist oil on canvas depicting figures at a fairground, by Parisian artist André Beaucé.
Excellent quality work painted with thick impasto brush work. Signed lower left.
Artist: André Beaucé (French, 1911-1974)
Title: At The Fairground
Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: 18 x 25.5 inches (46 x 65 cm)
André Beaucé was a French painter born on May 23, 1911 in Rennes and died on January 2, 1974 in Paris .
A pupil of the School of Fine Arts in Rennes, a graduate of the National School of Decorative Arts where he was admitted in 1932, André Beaucé was a pupil in the workshops of André Lhote and Simon, with Yves Brayer .
He won the Abd-el-Tif prize in 1946 and was a regular at the Salon d'Automne.
After having lived for several years in Algeria, and in particular at Villa Abd El Tif where he was a scholarship holder from 1946 to 1948, André Beaucé returned to France in 1949 and resumed his teaching at the Schools of Paris.
His painting is then powerfully expressionist, free from any system. In the 1950s, we notice vigorous, uncompromising, intense portraits, captured in an almost caricatural way.
The tones, always very mounted, are opposed with force in a composition cut with vigor.
After the dark years of the war, Beaucé’s art reflects a violent vision of a certain reality that is always brutal and yet magnificent.
Paris, 1936 to 1945, Salon of the National Society of Fine Arts .
Tunis, 1946, Exhibition of French Africa.
Algiers, 1947, Abd-el-Tif.
Paris, 1948, Letourneur gallery.
Paris, from 1950 to 1960, Salon d'Automne and Salon Comparaisons .
Paris, 1962, Roy's gallery.
Paris, May 1963, Exhibition organized on the occasion of the Estates General on Disarmament , Cercle Volney.
First Salon Biarritz - San Sebastian: School of Paris - Painting, sculpture: André Beauce, Georges-André Klein , Adrienne Jouclard , Jean Joyet , Robert Lotiron , Roland Bierge , Andrée Bordeaux-Le Pecq , Henri Hayden , Franck Innocent , Germaine Lacaze , André La Vernède , Robert Lotiron , Bellevue Casino, Biarritz and San Telmo Museum , San Sebastian (Spain) , July-september 1965.
Sale of the workshop André Beaucé , Jean Hoebanx, auctioneer, Hôtel Drouot , Paris,November 20, 1984
André Beaucé, Émile Sabouraud and eight other painters , Galerie Danielle Bourdette-Gorzkowski, Honfleur , June-July 2012
Still lifes in Honfleur , Danielle Bourdette-Gorzkowski gallery, Honfleur,November 2013-January 2014
Crossed Perspectives , Danielle Bourdette-Gorzkowski Gallery, Honfleur,July 2016
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