"Jean Dorville (1902-1985). "view Of The Sacré-coeur, Montmartre". Around 1940."Wooden frame, gilded. white mat. Frame dimensions 55 x 44 cm.
Dimensions of the gouache 44 x 31 cm. Sign.
Jean Dorville is a painter, designer, lithographer, theater designer and poet born in 1901 in Paris.
He lived rue Milton and died in 1986 in Paris. He studied at the National School of Decorative Arts where his teacher was Paul Renouard and where he befriended his fellow student Claude Autant-Lara.
In December 1920, by the Leopoldina boat bound for New York, Jean Dorville left for the United States where, residing mainly in Philadelphia, he designed for the press and produced fashion sketches for department stores.
Back in France by Mauretania in 1922, the year 1923 sees him in Gargilesse where he paints in the company of Léon Detroy.
The support, from 1927, of two patrons - Jacques Hinstin, close collaborator of André Citroën, and the Marquis de Dampierre - opened up the world of Parisian galleries to our artist (first personal exhibition in 1928) and offered him ease to paint in Aix-en-Provence, in Cassis (Bouches-du-Rhône) and in Cosne-sur-Loire where his parental roots are.
The interest initiated in Philadelphia for fashion design (including participation in the Fashion Show by artists in 1926) is not denied since in 1933 Jean Dorville binds by professional contract to the House of Siegel and Stockman and that in 1945 again, he participated with Christian Bérard in the development of the Théâtre de la Mode.
He exhibited in 1945 at Lucy Krohg, model and member of the artists of Montmartre.