A beautiful 1925 post-impressionist oil on canvas depicting the banks of the river Seine in Paris, by Georges Pacouil. Excellent quality early work by this interesting French artist. Signed ''Georges Pacouil 1925'' lower right and presented in a distressed frame.
Artist: Georges Pacouil (French, 1903-1997)
Title: The Seine
Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: 19.5 x 22.5 inches (49 x 57 cm) including the frame
Georges Pacouil was born in Paris to Catalan parents. A student at the Bernard-Palissy School and above all a student of the pointillist Hippolyte PETITJEAN, his life was punctuated with medals and honorary awards.
Neorealist painter, he is attached to the form, structure of nature. His art is similar to that of a Segonzac or a Lapatellière. Theater decorator (1920-1934), painter and teacher since 1934, he exhibited in many salons. Member of the Salon d'Automne since 1934, Member of the major Parisian and national Salons. Participated in major exhibitions abroad: Balkan, San Francisco, Tunisia, Carnegie Institute of Pittsburgh. Former member of the Commission for the Professionalism of Artists and of the Committee of the Society of Independent Artists.
Distinctions: Bernheim Prize, Blumental Prize, First Prize in the Watercolor Competition of the city of Paris (1950), Louis Willaume Prize, Silver Medal of the French Education League (1954), Vermeil Arts-Sciences Medal -Letters (1968), Gold Medal for Youth and Sports (1969), Gold Medal from the General Council of Hauts de Seine (1984).
Public collections: Paris, National Museum of Modern Art - Center Georges Pompidou Reclining Woman 1934; Oil on canvas, 50x61 cm, State Acquisition 1934, Jura Landscape 1935; Oil on canvas, State acquisition 1937 Louis Senlecq Museum L'Isle Adam; The church of Domont; Chaumont en Vexin; Black ink, watercolour, Church of Domont; Drawing, watercolour, gouache.
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