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Jean Commère (1920-1986) Provençal Landscape
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"Jean Commère (1920-1986) Provençal Landscape"
Table painting oil on canvas signed J. COMMERE (Jean Yves Commère 1920-1986) depicting a Fauvist style composition where the Provencal landscape appears luxuriant and full of light, almost primitive this natural setting is intended to be the reassuring evocation of an Eden found by the sea. Presented in a beautiful neoclassical gilt wood frame marked on the back for the artist's studio with various numbering. Dimensions: 35 cm X 29 cm Jean Yves Commère born in Paris on April 5, 1920 is a French painter, watercolourist, decorator and illustrator. A young prodigy of painting, he joined the Fine Arts of Angers at the age of sixteen, and immediately began to exhibit. At eighteen, he entered the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, in the studio of the sculptor Jean Boucher. From 1936, he participated in numerous group exhibitions in France and abroad. PAINTER HIRED DURING WWII On November 11, 1940, he was imprisoned for having demonstrated against the arrest of Paul Langevin. After his release in 1941, he remained in Anjou under house arrest until the end of the war. After the end of the conflict, he took advantage of his freedom to travel in search of new motives. During the years 1947-1948, a stay in Brittany allowed him to paint port scenes, Breton women. THE SUCCESS OF THE FIFTIES His first private exhibition in Paris took place in 1951, at the Monique de Groote gallery. He won the Othon Friesz grand prize for his painting “Inondations à Denée” in 1952. In 1955, he created at the Paris Opera the stage curtain, the sets and the costumes for "" Concerto aux Etoiles "" by Béla Bartok. In 1958, he was made a Knight of Arts and Letters and the same year participated in the Venice Biennale. He was made an Officer in 1979. From 1959 to 1980, he spent a long time in the Chausey Islands where he painted seascapes. ANGEVIN PAINTER BUT INTERNATIONALLY CONFIRMED. The Philippe Reichenbach Gallery offered him a first retrospective in New York in 1971. He returned to his native region of Anjou in the early 1980s. For the Angers Convention Center, he painted a mural with a length of 9.50 m. circus theme. In 1984, the city of Angers offered Pope John Paul II a “Descent from the Cross” of Gossip. During his career, his work was rewarded with numerous prizes (Critics' Prize, Prize of the Salon of Witness Painters, Prize of the Deauville Biennial, Prize Francis Smith. A MAN STRUCTURED BY FAMILY LIFE Married in 1947, he buys a house in Brie in Le Plessis-Feu-Aussoux in the department of Seine-et-Marne. There he paints landscapes, still lifes, family scenes, a series of Madonnas. His wife, Suzanne, was mayor of Le Plessis Feu Aussoux from 1965 to 1971. In July 1986, she died in Le Plessis. In October, unable to overcome grief, he put an end to his days. French museum collections: Acquisition Ville de Paris, Musée d'Art Moderne de the city of Paris, National Fund of Contemporary Art, Acquisition City of Angers, Museum of Fine Arts of Angers, Museum of Fine Arts of Orléans, Museum of gemmail, Tours, Museum of Trouville, National School of Police, Denys Puech Museum, Rodez Collections of foreign museums: Birmingham (Ro yaume United), Geneva (Switzerland), Houston (United States), Vatican City, UNICEF
Price : 1300 €
Artist : Jean Yves Commère 1920-1986
Period:20th Century
Style:Design 50's and 60's
Condition : Très bon état

Material : Huile sur toile

Reference : 630151
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