"Oil On Panel, Aubervilliers By Raymond Besse"Oil on panel, Aubervillier in Winter, by BESSE BESSE
Raymond Born December 26, 1899 in Niort (Deux-Sèvres)
. Died March 5, 1969 in Candé-sur-Beuvon (Loir-et Cher).
Twentieth century . French.
Painter, draftsman, illustrator, of animated landscapes, urban landscapes.
He was brought up in Berry, where he returned to work until 1930. From 1916 he settled in Paris, where he began exhibiting at the Salon des Artistes Indépendants in 1923, with Bœuf gras in Issoudun. In 1924, he was represented at the Tokyo International Exhibition. He also exhibited in Ostend. In Paris, he exhibited fairly regularly at the Salons des Tuileries from 1926 to 1931, and in the Autumn from 1926 to 1943.
He participated in the illustration of Paris 43, published by the City, with three drawings accompanying the text by Léon-Paul Fargue Les Saisons de Paris. He illustrated with twelve compositions Le Voyage en banlieue (Saint-Ouen) by Bataille-Henri. He painted landscapes in many regions of France: Issoudun region, the banks of the Loing, the Aisne, etc., but he was mainly devoted to the picturesque aspects of Paris and its surroundings, old quarters, the Zone, the Seine, the canals.
MUSEUMS: PARIS (collection of the City): several views of Paris.