"René Pinard, Animated Scene In A Village Of Tunisia, Orientalist School"René Pinard (1883-1938) Animated scene in Tunis Pastel on paper signed lower left, located in Tunis and dated 1933. Size of the work: 36.5 x 27 cm Total size with frame: 48.5 x 38, 5 cm Condition: Good general condition, with some light damp spots (see photos) Painter Nantais who enters in 1902 at the school of fine arts of Paris, he will end up integrating the engraving workshop of one of his professors Fernard Cormon or he will get several awards in 1907 and 1908. During the First World War, René Pinard performs two missions to the armies, particularly in Lorraine, between 1916 and late 1917. He then embarks on a demo dragger, the Kerdonis, based in Lorient. He is named painter of the Navy May 13, 1921, and embarks on a cruiser-school, the Jeanne-d'arc. His travels on board lead him to Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. The pastel here was made during this last campaign. The date indicated on the pastel corresponds to the dates of its passage in Tunisia. The Museum of Fine Arts in Nantes retains many works, including many of this Orientalist era. He received several awards throughout his career until his death in 1938.