"Robert Falccuci 1900/1989, French School, Portrait Of Angelina"Signed: lower right, Referenced Painter and Source Artprice side: up to 6000 euros.
Subject: Portrait of Angelina Period: circa 1980 Oil painting on canvas, in very good condition,
Formats: with frame 78 x 69 cm - without frame 55 x 46 cm
Frame: in carved wood, period of the painting, in very good condition,
Robert Falcucci born April 10, 1900 died May 13, 1989 and a French painter and illustrator, poster designer and decorator. He was born Châteauroux (France) to Joseph, a native of the village of Verdèse in Castagniccia (Corsica) and Solange Fabulet, from Berry. He died at his home in Saint-Aubin. In 1903, his father, a postmaster, was appointed to Saint Aubin Châteauneuf (Burgundy). He was transferred in 1911 to Héry (Burgundy) to facilitate transport to Auxerre where the young Robert was educated at the Lycée Paul Bert.
He was introduced to drawing and painting by Cécile Cavaillé-Coll (1854-1944), granddaughter of the famous organ builder Aristide Cavaillé-Coll (1811-1899), painter and draftsman. In 1919 he performed his military service in Paris. Released too late from his military obligations, he could not compete at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. On the other hand, he was received at the Galeries des Beaux-Arts and admitted to the Ecole Normale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.
There he met Emmanuel Cavaillé-Coll (1860-1922), Cécilia's brother, renowned designer and watercolorist, he learned from him the requirements of the profession. In 1924, he married Odile Ginioux with whom he had seven children. From 1923 to 1927, he worked for the car manufacturer Renault, he produced many pages of advertising in magazines, in particular for Omnia and Automobilia. In 1927, he signed the Renault color page of the magazine L'Illustration of June 14, 1927.
He worked for the couturier Paul Poiret (1879-1944) in 1928. He signed several advertisements under the pseudonym of Wurci in the luxury directory Pan intended for luxury industries and businesses. Later he worked for the ABC magazine edited by Paul Poiret. In the 1930s, he illustrated the Rallye Monte-Carlo program (1931) and a PLM Juan les Pins-Antibes poster (1937). In the 1940s, worked on the illustration of R. Hervouin "Guynemer of legendary hero" (1944) and the works of P. Riber, "La weightéré" and "Open flare" (1945) and "Colomba" by Mérimée editions Barry (1946). In 1948, he worked as an army painter. In the 1950s, he decorated the first Caravelle. Then in 1960, he designed the decorations for the Boeing 707. He produced the monumental statue of the Sacré-Coeur Chapelle Saint-Pierre (crypt) in Montmartre (1960).
He designed the official program of the Cannes Film Festival in 1967. In the 1970s, he moved to Saint-Aubin-Château-Neuf (Burgundy) after the restoration of an old abandoned road which today bears the name “Ruelle Falcucci ”. In the 1980s, an army painter, he was chosen to create the cover of the official program for the July 14 national holiday.
The Saint-Pie basilica in Lourdes (Hautes-Pyrénées) is decorated with a set of Gemmaux made from his models (1985). His work is characterized by a great mastery of light.
Its brilliant colors know how to soften up to a gray and muffled range.
His talent is manifold and he treats small canvases as easily as large wall panels. Official painter of the historical service of the armies, he paints the portrait of Generals and Marshals. But his subjects of inspiration are numerous, ranging from the nude to Christ on the cross, through bouquets in which his palette explodes. In the landscapes, he creates an atmosphere of his own by playing with light and colors.
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