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Albert Malet (1912-1986) Signed French Orig Oil/canvas - Landscape, Lake, Figure, Nature

Albert Malet (1912-1986) Signed French Orig Oil/canvas - Landscape, Lake, Figure, Nature

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"Albert Malet (1912-1986) Signed French Orig Oil/canvas - Landscape, Lake, Figure, Nature"
Albert MALET (1912-1986) - "Le repos au bord du lac" / "Rest by the lake"
Listed : Artprice, Benezit, Akoun, Wikipedia and numerous various others
Reference Code : 101HST8P-A.MALET

Original oil on original canvas, signed lower left.
Very pretty lake scene in the middle of the countryside where we find a figure resting, sitting in the grass under a tree, at the edge of a lake or a pond. The colors are superb, their arrangement is subtly thought out and the contrast between the tree, its branches and the figure in the foreground and the rest of the vegetation particularly in the right part of the work, is remarkable; the balance is perfect. Gorgeous !

DIMENSIONS : Unframed : 33 x 46 cm - Framed : 47 x 5,5 x 59 cm

PROVENANCE : Recognized french public auction house (from private collection).

Painting : appears to be in perfect condition.
Frame : Natural wood frame in very nice overall condition (few age wear marks).

A pupil of Robert Antoine PINCHON, Albert MALET began to paint in 1931. Pure impressionist, disciple of the Norman School and the School of Rouen, he is considered one of the best painters of his generation and, from 1936, is admitted to the Salon des Artistes Rouennais in which he regularly participates. He also exhibited three works at the Salon de l'École Française at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris in 1942.
Albert MALET is buried in Claville-Motteville where he was a teacher from 1947 to 1960. -

"Normandy is now dependent on a lasting duty towards one of its artists: Albert MALET, this pure impressionist, intimately attached to the Norman school, sought-after disciple of the School of Rouen and undisputed descendant of the Masters of this School. . Indeed, in 1942, aged 30, shortly before the death of his mentor Robert Antoine PINCHON, Albert MALET revealed, at Galerie LEGRIP in Rouen, his fine talent as an interpreter of the Normandy countryside and the banks of the Seine. Thus, his masterful qualities of evoking the finesse and freshness of regional landscapes over the seasons followed one another, which he modulated throughout his art with his instinctive charm as a colourist. He implemented a pictorial poetry all in nuances and in balance which placed him incontestably as one of the masters of current painting, and particularly of a School of Rouen constantly rediscovered in multiple tendencies which are renewed thanks to the talent artists who compose it and who had the privilege of accessing the advice and teachings of Albert MALET. The recognition due to him is infinite and the tributes that Albert MALET arouses are overwhelming by the durability of his talent, the simple words that cannot fully describe the lively and unalterable magic of his creative emotion".

"Student and friend of Robert Antoine Pinchon, one of the Masters of the Norman School from whom he was inspired, he manages, by the nuance of his colors, to translate the subtlety of the light of the Seine Valley. Planting his easel randomly along the Norman itineraries, he captures on the canvas the fleeting atmosphere which separates the planes and makes the tones vibrate".

André RUELLAN, Art critic

Personal exhibitions
- Legrip Gallery, Rouen, 1941, 1942, 1943.
- Marumo Gallery, Paris, July 1974.
- Marie-Jeanne Garoche Gallery, Paris, December 1996-January 1997.
- Albane Court Gallery, November 1997.
Albert Malet retrospective, Hotel de Bourgtheroulde, Rouen, 2006.
Impressionist Normandy - Albert Malet, Le Grenier à sel, La Bouille, August-September 2010
Normandy Impressionist Festival - Tribute to Albert Malet, Petit-Couronne, September-October 2010.

Collective exhibitions
- Albert Malet and the painters of the Norman School, Galerie Claude Marumo, Paris, June 1972.
Fortieth fair of friends of the arts and the manor of Briançon – Michel Ciry, Jef Friboulet, Pierre Gautiez, Franck Innocent, Monique Journod, Michel King, Pierre Laffillé, Roland Lefranc, Albert Malet, Georges Mirianon, Marcel Peltier, Gaston Sébire…, Manor of Briançon, Criel-sur-Mer, July-August 2008.
Norman School - French Painters of the 19th and 20th centuries, Findlay Galleries, Palm Beach (Florida) and New York, 2018.

- « Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques » (Knight of the Order of Academic Palms).

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