"Jules-louis Moreteau (1886-1956) The Wife Of The Painter Fouras Charente"Jules-Louis Moreteau
(Bordeaux 1886 - 1956)
The painter's wife reading in a garden in Fouras
H. 21.5 cm; L. 27 cm
Oil on panel
Captioned "sous la tonelle à Simplette", located and dated 192 ... on the back
After painting studies under the direction of the marine painter Charles Fouqueray, Moreteau exhibited at the Salon of French Artists at from 1922. At that time, it mainly represents landscapes of its Charente region, notably the Aunis and the Poitevin marsh, La Rochelle, Fouras, Royan, in a style that sometimes borders on, as in our very nice little painting, the pointillism.
In 1926, he received a gold medal at the Salon des Artistes Français, as well as the Prix du Maroc; it was for him the beginning of a new career as a painter-traveler in the French colonies. Between 1927 and 1931, he painted Morocco.
In 1935, after receiving the Prize from the French West Africa (AOF), he stayed in Guinea and in Ivory Coast in 1936 and 1937. He received the Legion of Honor in 1936, and still obtained numerous awards for from the Ministry of Colonies. He married his wife Louise-Renée Bondy in 1926