"Gaston Boucart (1878-1962) "
Sublime and large canvas by Gaston Boucart representing fishing boats in the port of La Rochelle around 1920, signed lower right. Format without frame 50x65cm. It is indeed a superb post-impressionist composition by Gaston Boucart, famous Charentais painter. As usual, he uses an extremely rich palette of colors and a powerful touch, slightly divided in places. The layout is also very modern here, with this tangle of boat hulls and sails, all in the foreground and in the distance we can see the quay and the spire of the church. I only briefly present Boucart, famous painter of the Charentaise school, surely one of the best known with Balande, Chevalier, Charpentier, Suire or Enard, but even more recognized for his views of Venice, highly rated and sought after around the world, some regularly exceed € 3000 and more. He will set up his easel very regularly on the islands of Oléron and Ré, but also in Port des Barques, Fouras, then in Brittany, including Doêlan, he will also come to Haute-Vienne and finally to the Côte d'Azur. Gaston Hippolyte Ambroise Boucart, born in Angoulême on December 7, 1878 where he died on January 18, 1962, is a French painter and engraver. A pupil of Gustave Moreau, Fernand Cormon and Paul Gervais, he exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français and became a member of the French Federation of Artists (1927 and 1929). Officer of Public Instruction, Croix de Guerre, his works have been acquired by the State, by the General Council of the Seine and by the City of Paris. Some are kept in the museums of Rochefort-sur-Mer, Niort, Angoulême and in North America. This very beautiful canvas is in very good condition, I point out some tiny cracks in places, but nothing serious for a canvas of almost 100 years. Delivered for the momentr in a modern gold frame. Authentic guarantee.