By the strenth of the drawing and the intensité of the color, this painting of the bay of Douarnenez, under the brush of Georges Gobo, is powerful and majestic.
Georges Gobo is an American painter, sculptor, engraver and illustrator born in 1876 in San-Francisco and died in Nantes in 1958.
Active in France, he exhibited in 1908 at the Salon of the National Society of Fine Arts in Paris, where he won the Cottet Prize in 1945.
He exhibited his etchings and lithographs at the Galerie Georges Petit in 1916 and 1926, his drawings and paintings at Bernheim Jeune in 1919 and at Durand-Ruel in 1925.
Gobo travels abroad, in Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Spain, Morocco and paints canvases or sketches of everyday life, landscapes which he then reproduces on copper.
However, it was in France between his homes in Douarnenez and Angers that he found his artistic inspiration. He produced numerous lithographs, etchings, washes, drawings and paintings.
He also travels to Saint Jean de Luz and Auvergne, where he regularly speaks at the famous Ecole de Murol. (source Wikipedia and Bénézit)
His works appear in the museums of Nantes: "Le quai de l'Hotel de Ville", Mulhouse: "Around the bell tower", Fine Arts in Liège, Brooklyn in New York, Uffizi in Florence, National d'Art from Bucharest to Romania.
This painting is an oil on canvas in perfect condition, signed G Gobo lower right and titled "Baie de Douarnenez" on the back of the frame.
It size: 24 x 29,1 Inches without frame and 31,9 x 37 Inches with its frame.