"Louis Toffoli (1907-1999) Aubusson Tapiserie "byzantium""Large Aubusson tapestry signed in the frame TOFFOLI (Louis Toffoli 1907-1999) entitled "Byzantium" and numbered on the reverse side on a bolduc Robert Four workshops Aubusson-Paris. Hand-printed silk-screened structure depicting a polychrome orientalist composition depicting a sunset over the Bosphorus animated by sailboats in front of a palace. Very good condition, dimensions: 175 cm long X 115 high Louis Toffoli was born October 16, 1907 in Treste in Italy, he arrived in Paris in 1930 to live, he had to work as a tailor, his reputation as a model maker grew and many orders allow him to settle in Alfortville, then in Charenton. From that time, he weaves significant links with the city, the same year the newspaper "Paris Soir" organizes with the company Air France a contest, then to gauge the others, Toffoli sends two tables. They will be selected and exhibited in a gallery on rue Bonaparte in Paris. Sacha Guitry, an enlightened art lover, notices them and asks Toffoli to set the stage for one of his plays .. In 1935, a competition was opened by the Colonial Office on the occasion of the tricentennial of attachment of the Antilles to France. His composition gets the first prize. Shortly after, Luigi Toffoli receives the second prize of an international competition organized by the League of Nations. He now presents himself as a painter and from then on Toffoli goes on exhibitions in the main salons: Salon d'Automne, Salon des Independants, Salon Painters Witnesses of their Time, Museum of the Navy. During the occupation in order to escape the compulsory labor service, in 1939 Luigi Toffoli took refuge in Touraine where he participated as a liaison agent to the Resistance. In 1947, Luigi Toffoli obtained the French naturalization and became Louis Toffoli (Official Journal of the September 21). From now on, exhibitions and trips abroad will multiply. His fame as a painter is slowly becoming global. Witness of his time, his pictorial expression is characterized by the observation of human gesture, picturesque scenes or landscapes marked by man. Established and recognized artist, he worked in a very personal figurative style rich of vibrant colors where the love of man and the care taken to a meticulous analysis of forms and movement are shown. For these reasons, his paintings have a significant impact on the viewer, and are highly sought after by collectors. Aubusson weaves in 1976 the first tapestries of the painter. An avid traveler, his work has been shown all over the world, in Brazil, Germany, the Netherlands, Morocco, Israel, the USA and many other countries where he will paint a work that is always revived in the heart of everyday life. . He has his own museum at Charentons le Pont, in the south of Paris.