French ( b.1925 - d.2011 )
|Image size||28.4 inches x 23.4 inches ( 72cm x 59.5cm )|
|Frame size||38.2 inches x 33.5 inches ( 97cm x 85cm )|
Available for sale from Big Sky Fine Art; this original oil painting by Lucien Delarue dating from 1973.
The painting is presented and supplied in itsí original ornate frame (which is shown in these photographs). The painted surfaces benefitted from cleaning and conservation, which took place in 2014 on our instructions.
The painting is signed lower right.
Previously with E. Stacy Marks Ltd of Eastbourne.
Lucien Delarue is one of the most well known French artists of the twentieth century. His style and delicate colours are instantly recognisable and his works are extremely collectible.
Lucien Delarue was born in Paris on November 10, 1925. He studied at the studios of Grande Chaumiere, Paris as a pupil of Maitre Yves Brayer. He began taking part in exhibitions very early in his career and found almost instant success. He won first prize and the Vermeil-Medaille at the Salon Violet, and first prize at the Salon of Deauville. Other awards include the gold medal at the Salon of Vincennes, a gold medal at the Salon of Clichy in 1973, a silver medal at the Salon des Artistes Francais in 1974, and a bronze medal at the prestigious Arts-Sciences-Lettres exhibition in Paris. He was a member of the French Watercolour Society.
In the 1970s his reputation had spread beyond France and he enjoyed exhibitions in both New York and San Francisco. For many years his work was on permanent exhibition with the Arnot Gallery, New York, who represented him professionally from the 1960s. Sadly, Mr Delarue became ill with Alzheimerís disease and was not able to paint after 1998. He passed away in 2011.
His work is held today in numerous prestigious European and American collections, including the Museum of Lie de France in the Chateau of Sceauz. The municipalities of Cinchy and Paris also own examples of his works.
With his lightness of touch and brilliant but understated use of colour and light he excelled in capturing the romantic moods of Paris. Whist he painted many areas of France his best-known works are of the city of Paris, and the coastline of the South of France.
This landscape painting depicts two bridges crossing the Seine in Paris, with barges moored on the banks and buildings each side fading into a pink sky.