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Le Jardin Fleuri a Choisel

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  • Description
    Louis VALTAT
    (Dieppe 1869 - 1952 Paris)

    Le Jardin Fleuri a Choisel

    oil on canvas: 21-1/4 x 28-7/8 inches
    Signed lower right; (# 8668 on stretcher)

    Provenance:
    Arthur Tooth and Sons Ltd., London
    Sale: Christies, November 14, 1984, lot 583
    Private Collection

    This painting is included in the archives of the Association ‘les Amis de Louis Valtat’

    Louis VALTAT (Dieppe 1869 - 1952 Paris)

    Valtat studied at the Academie Julian in Paris, and spent a great deal of time in the south of France. Early in his career he made the acquaintance of Bonnard and Vuillard; later he also met Renoir, Signac and Cross. His first works were Pointillist in character, but about 1895 he began to use pure strong color to construct his shapes. He was one of the first painters to adapt this approach, which through Matisse and Marquet developed into the Fauvist movement. After 1913 Valtat settled in Paris and dropped out of the public gaze. His work is now being recognized as an important contribution to the development of modern art.

    Museum collections:
    Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
    Museum of Modern Art, Paris
    Suntory Art Museum, Tokyo
    Mannerheim Museum, Helsinki
    Museum des Beaux-Arts, Nimes
    Le Havre Museum, Le Havre
    Museum of Art History, Dreux
    Municipal Museum, Cahors
    Museum de l'Annonciade, Saint-Tropez
    Hermitage Museum, Leningrad
  • More Information
    Origin: France
    Period: 1900-1919
    Materials: Oil on canvas.
    Condition: Excellent.
    Creation Date: c. 1916
    Styles / Movements: Post Impressionism
    Incollect Reference #: 119013
  • Dimensions
    W. 28.8 in; H. 21.25 in;
    W. 73.15 cm; H. 53.98 cm;
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