"Goémoniers On The Shore Of Penmarc'h By Lucien-victor Delpy (1898-1967) - Brittany"Oil on canvas. Signed lower right and dated 1928. Lucien Victor Delpy (1898-1967): Born in Paris, he attended Cormon's Beaux Arts classes as well as those of Renard and Laurens. He exhibited for the first time at the Salon des Artistes Français in 1922. He discovered Brittany in 1924 and more particularly Concarneau in 1926. It was at this time that his real passion for the sea and its environment was born. In 1927, he obtained a silver medal at the Salon of French Artists, in 1930 he was laureate of the city of Paris, in 1931 he was named “Official Painter of the Navy”… This artist will collect prizes and medals. Delpy has traveled the world: Algeria, Saigon, Bizerte ... But his first love remains Brittany, which he has never stopped painting: Concarneau, Brest, and finally Lorient where he will settle in 1952 and where he will end his days on June 16, 1967. At his beginnings, he seems influenced by Sydney Thompson, he likes his bright palette and his generous paste. Little by little, his own vision, more panoramic, his search for light becomes clearer. He uses frank contrasts, his writing becomes more nervous. With a keen sense of composition, he quickly captures the essential groupings on the motif, captures attitudes and restores life. His palette is enriched, thus he expresses with discernment the cold lights of before the storm or the oriental heat. Very talented, he sees correctly, goes to the essentials with a consummate science of drawing. Its vigorous graphics give life and rhythm to the architecture of the canvas. Delpy, in his successes, amazes by his daring. Nothing revolutionary, of course, but a frank and sincere temperament. A very good quality painting.