"Lucien Henri Grandgerard (1880-1970) Portrait Of Young Girl New York 1944 Oil Grandgérard"Lucien Henri Grandgérard (1880-1970)
Portrait of a young girl (New-York, 1944)
Oil on paper signed, located and dated lower right (mounted on a panel)
32 x 27 cm
Painter and engraver Lucien-Henri GRANDGERARD was born in Nancy in 1880. He died in Perreux-sur-Marne in 1970. Student of the School of Fine Arts in Nancy, then that of Paris where he entered the workshop of Bonnat; he was also a pupil of Jules Lefèbvre and Luc Olivier Merson; he attended the Jullian Academy. From 1906, he exhibited every year at the Salon des Artistes Français, of which he became a Member of the Committee and the Jury. The Grand Prix du Portrait was awarded to him in 1933 and a Gold Medal dedicated his talent the following year. After the War of 14-18, he traveled extensively in northern Europe to Provence and Italy. He painted landscapes, numerous portraits and many works devoted to women: bathing nymphs, nudes against the backdrop of the landscape and dancers. His engraved work is very important with strong water and dry points. He obtained in engraving a Silver Medal at the Salon of French Artists in 1929 and a Gold Medal in 1932. Lives in New York during the Second World War with his wife, the artist Lucienne Estival.