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"Toulon - Jean Berque (1896-1954)"
An oil on canvas measuring 61X46 cm (without the frame) representing the port of Toulon signed lower right dated 1927 by Jean Berque (1896-1954)

Jean Berque, born in Reims on January 31, 1896, died in Paris, rue de Seine , April 27, 1954. Painter and illustrator. Son of owner of Champagne wines, Jean Berque, pupil of the Nabis, Félix Valloton, Maurice Denis and Paul Sérusier, was one of the first members of the Reims Decorative Arts Union. He made the Stations of the Cross for the Saint-Nicaise church in Reims. Renowned for his nudes, he exhibited at the Salon d'Automne from 1924 to 1928 and at the Salon des Tuileries between 1927 and 1934. He is best known as a book illustrator and collaborated with François-Louis Schmied, Philippe Gonin and the Gonin brothers, from Lausanne. He notably illustrated works by André Gide, Pierre Louÿs, Colette, Montherlant, André Maurois, Paul Claudel, Anna de Noailles and Paul-Jean Toulet. He married in Paris, in 1920, Raymonde Thorel, of Épernay, then, in 1943, Germaine Kohn. Knight of the Legion of Honor in 1953, he rests in La Celle-Saint-Cloud (Yvelines)
Price: 2 500 €
Artist: Jean Berque (1896-1954)
Period: 20th century
Style: Modern Art
Condition: Perfect condition

Material: Oil painting
Length: 61 cm
Width: 46 cm

Reference: 853045
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