Details: Charming original oil impressionistic painting on canvas by French artist Jacques Bouyssou (1926-1997) painted in 1955. Signed in the lower left corner by the artist and titled on the back of the frame in pen. This painting features an idyllic scene of a waterway in Poissy (a commune in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France in north-central France) with figures on either bank enjoying the outdoors. Framed in a lovely burnished gold carved wood frame with linen matting. Purchased from the Galerie Felix Vercel in Paris.
Dimensions: Frame= 33.5"w x 2"d x 29.5"h Art= 25"w x 21"h (9lbs)
A bit about the artist:
Jacques Bouyssou was a French expressionist artist born in 1926 near Honfleur Paris. He was influenced from an early age, as his father owned an art gallery in Paris representing some of the leading expressionists of his time including Friez, Dufy, Lagar, and Leprin. When he moved to Paris to study at the Academie de la Grand Chaumiere in the studio of D'Othon Friez, he discovered his love for painting. He was tutored by Friez, and quickly became a master of the beach and port scenes of Normandy.
After exhibiting a few paintings in many different galleries, he finally arranged a one-man show in Paris. That successful show led to one-man exhibitions in London and New York. In 1968 Bouyssou began exhibiting frequently in Paris and New York. His superb draftsmanship and composition are supported by clear, sensitive, and harmonious nuances of color. The paintings of this noted contemporary French artist have gained him international recognition as the official marine artist of France. Bouyssou's well-deserved reputation has grown at a rapid pace, as his works portraying ports, cities and beach scenes are appreciated by discerning collectors. His paintings are found in notable galleries, private collections and, museums throughout Europe and the United States. Not only is Bouyssou a painter of great talent, he represents the purest tradition of French art. He paints just like the great impressionists of former times, playing with his colors as a musician does with his musical instruments. He obtains in each of his works a marvelous harmony of color and light. His paintings are in numerous museums in France; in the Petit Palais in Pads, at Langres, and abroad, and at Casablanca.
Condition: The artwork is in perfect condition. There are a few minor chips on the frame.