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"Michel Fréchon (1892-1974) "
VERY RARE and EXCEPTIONAL canvas by Michel Fréchon representing an autumn landscape around 1913/1918, signed lower right. Format without frame 54x65cm. Indeed it is about a rare pointillist composition by this excellent painter of the school of Rouen. Already rare because oils in general are rare on the market; then the canvases of divisionist invoices before 1919 are even more so, he spends less than one a year in sales, his later canvases and finally his drawings are a little less so. Indeed Michel will abandon the pointillist technique around 1918/1919, thereafter he will evolve towards more modern canvases. So this work is very very beautiful pointillist, the touch by small commas is typical, as for its palette, it is an explosion of colors where greens and blues rub shoulders with vermilion reds, oranges, yellows or purples, a real small masterpiece of the artist, who has absolutely nothing to envy to the works of his father Charles; very sincerely, this painting would be signed Charles Fréchon I think that many connoisseurs could be mistaken. Son of Charles Fréchon, Michel was born in Rouen in 1892. From his childhood he drew with talent, he would obviously have his famous father as his teacher; then he became a decorator in the country of Caux. He enlisted in the service of the armed forces in 1913 but canceled the same year: his independent and artistic character led him to enroll in the School of Fine Arts, also taking advantage of the family culture, meeting all the friends of his father. . To meet his needs, he joined the Cie d'Electricité de Rouen as a controller. In 1917, he was awarded the Pellecat Prize. From 1919, he presented four charcoals at the Salon des Artistes des Monuments Rouennais (St Maclou, Rouen Cathedral). He abandoned the pointillist technique to evolve towards a more modern technique. He indulges in more humble but very successful mountain views. In 1935, he was welcomed by the Syndicat d'Initiative as the artist who knew his city best. Until 1964, he participated in numerous exhibitions in Rouen. Michel FRECHON, sincere and faithful in his own way, did not enjoy the success it deserved, because the absence of colors in his works did not attract a public fond of colorful and warm palettes. The play of shadows and lights may recall certain masterpieces of black and white cinema. During an interview, François Lespinasse will say of Michel Fréchon whom he worked with, that he is the finest draftsman of the Rouen school and calls him the charcoal artist of the monuments of Rouennais. Today, even if his coast has nothing to compare with that of his father, some pointillist canvases achieve very good results in sales, as well as his designs. The canvas that I propose is to this day in good condition, however it has undergone some small restorations with inserts by a professional, for even more transparency I attach a photo before restoration; it is now almost invisible and very well done. I finally offer it framed in a white American box (photos in a few days). Authentic guarantee
Price : 2400 €
Artist : Michel Fréchon (1892-1974)
Period:20th Century
Style:Modern Art
Condition : Bon état

Material : Huile sur toile
Length: 65
Height : 54

Reference : 770426
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Galerie Laurent Goudard
Tableaux 19ème et Modernes, Spécialiste de l'Ecole de Crozant
Michel Fréchon (1892-1974)
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