"Jean Julien (1888-1974) - Landscape Of Provence - Oil On Canvas"Jean JULIEN (1888-1974)
Landscape of Provence
Oil on canvas signed lower right
Format (canvas): 46 x 55 cm
Format (frame): 56 x 66 cm
Student of Fernand Cormon at the Ecole nationale supérieure des beaux-arts.
Exhibits at the Salon des artistes français from 1910 to 1967. Obtains a silver medal in 1921 and a gold medal in 1928.
"Singer of luminosity, his palette distilled the sun. From the Alpilles to the coastline, from ochre-colored masks to rustling pine forests, he was the talented servant of a nature rich in all its gifts. Listen - yes! Listen to his paintings - you will hear the cicadas squeak. " - Guy Dornand, catalog of the sale of the Jean Julien workshop, January 30, 1978.