"Gillet Numa François (1868- 1940)"GILLET Numa François (1868- 1940)
Oil on wood panel signed low left
Dedicated and dated 1933
Old Antique frame gilded with gold leaves
Dim panel : 37 X 55 cm
Dim frame : 61 X 78 cm
GILLET Numa François (1868- 1940)
French 19th-20th century
Painter, ceramist, architect designer
Numa François Gillet (born 1868, Bordeaux) was a French painter who was a member of the Salon des Artistes Français where he exhibited hors concours. He was also made a Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur. He often worked with his close friend Armand Point.
Armand Point (23 March 1860– February 1932) was a French painter, engraver and designer who was associated with the Symbolist movement
Symbolism was a late nineteenth-century art movement of French, Russian and Belgian origin in poetry and other arts. In literature, the style had its beginnings with the publication Les Fleurs du mal (The Flowers of Evil, 1857) by Charles Baudelaire. The works of Edgar Allan Poe, which Baudelaire admired greatly and translated into French, were a significant influence and the source of many stock tropes and images.
Dictionary of Artists E.Benezit vol VI / 121