"Claudia Bret-charbonnier (lyon 1863-1951), Garden Corner: Petunias And Other Flowers, Oil"Claudia BRET-CHARBONNIER (Lyon 1863-1951)
Garden corner: petunias and other flowers
Oil on canvas
35 x 46 cm (stretcher)
Signed lower right: C. Bret-Charbonnier
"Student of Madame Alliod and Médard, Claudia Bret -Charbonnier exhibited from 1885 to 1945 in Lyon and in Paris (paintings, watercolors and pastels). She made some portraits in pastel and obtained at the Salon de Lyon a second medal in 1900. She was very successful in the years 1895-1897. She produced a lot and participated regularly in Parisian and provincial Salons. Chosen to represent the painters of Lyon at the National Competition of Agriculture and Horticulture of 1907, she was also admitted to the French Artists and to the Union of Women Painters. and it benefits from acquisitions of the State on two occasions. This honor adds to the prestige of its workshop, one of the most frequented and the most famous of Lyon, very prosperous since the beginning of the century and frequented by the young girls of good family. thereafter, she practiced the landscape and the flower in situ, including the alpine flower around 1925, then my Mediterranean flower. The Chrysanthemums (1900) and Le coin de mare (1909) from the Musée de Lyon show his skill and the reliability of his drawing in his field. In 1943, she participated in a last exhibition. Painter with a decisive and nervous touch, Claudia Bret-Charbonnier stands out as a talented artist ".
Cf: Patrick Pons, Illustrated Dictionary of Women Epinters and Sculptors who lived in Lyon from 1650 to 1950.