"Lagorre"Very beautiful gouache signed and dated lower right Lagorre, 1995 Represents the portrait of a gypsy with black lines with a geometric background, characteristic of the artist, green and gray. Dimensions of the work without frame: 22 x 16 cm - With frame: 43.5 x 35 cm In perfect condition. René Gaston-Lagorre is a French painter born in New York on August 9, 1913 and died on February 21, 2004 in Paris. He was a student at the École des Beaux-Arts in Toulouse, where he obtained the Grand Prix of the city in 1935, then of Paris, where he was also awarded. He exhibited at the Salon d'Automne and at the Salon des Indépendants from 1954. He drew a lot of inspiration from his friends and the artistic movements of his time (Matisse, Picasso, Gauguin ...). At the start of his career, he responded to orders for frescoes and religious and secular paintings, some of which are now listed as historic monuments. Internationally renowned, this painter who exhibited in many world capitals is well known in the Couserans. He had his studio in Paris but stayed each year in this region of Ariège which inspired him many oil paintings or drawings in gouache. As a figurative painter, his paintings were treated with bright colors with favorite themes of everyday life scenes, faces and camps of gypsies, landscapes (from Ariège, North Africa, Spain .. .), characters from novels (Don Quixote, Mowgli ...). Towards the end of his career he turned to abstract art in small formats with the series of Z, translation on canvas of the ephemeral (Z like lightning).