"Jean Guindon (1883-1975) Children Playing Boules In The Old Quarters Of Marseille"
Colorful and lively this oil on hardboard by Marseille artist Jean Guindon. The work is framed in a gold frame which measures 83 cm by 68 cm and 65 cm by 50 without the frame. It represents children playing in a square in the Vieux Quartiers in Marseille in 1958. Landscape designer and marinist, he exhibited at the Salon de la Mer and he is, according to André Alauzen in his dictionary of painters of Provence and Côte d'Azur, one the best interpreters of the Old Port of Marseille and the landscapes of Cassis, where he welcomes in the house which hires in 1923 the fawn painters in need of the Côte d'Azur, but also Leprin and Pascin. During the interwar period, he was one of the leaders of the School of Proletarian Painters and specializes in gouaches on black paper in which he expresses, leaving the reserves of paper, and with a simplification of forms. by going directly towards the essential, the working-class condition and that of the common people. In 1971, La Vieille Charité in Marseille hosted a major exhibition of his works. The Museum of Cassis preserves of him "Boats in the Port of Cassis", in Marseille one finds his paintings at the Museum of Fine Arts, at the Cantini Museum, and at La Fondation Regards de Provence.