Cote D'Azur, 1968

Regular price £500.00 GBP
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Printer: Mourlot

Dimensions: 100 x 62 cm

Condition: Very good condition 

Available: In a silver frame £500 + P&P

Description:This is an original SNCF (French National Railways) poster, advertising the Cote d'Azur as a tourist destination.

Artist: Roger Bezombes was a French painter, sculptor, designer and printmaker. Born in Paris, he was orphaned at a young age and forced to work in many different jobs to fund his painting career. At 17, he helped install the major Bauhaus exhibition at the Grand Palais in 1930. He would later study at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris where he met Maurice Denis who introduced him to the works of Gaugin, Van Gogh and Matisse all of which would inspire and influence much of his own artistic style.

After winning a prestigious award in 1936, Bezombes was offered a grant to study in Africa. Travel continued to influence his work and it was on a trip to Greece in 1951 that he developed a passion for tapestry. In 1955 he was appointed the official painter of the French Navy. He exhibited in group and solo shows with many of his brightly coloured landscape and figure studies, reminiscent of exotic African cultures, throughout his career. He died in Paris in 1994.

Printer: Mourlot

Dimensions: 100 x 62 cm

Condition: Very good condition 

Available: In a silver frame £500 + P&P

Description:This is an original SNCF (French National Railways) poster, advertising the Cote d'Azur as a tourist destination.

Artist: Roger Bezombes was a French painter, sculptor, designer and printmaker. Born in Paris, he was orphaned at a young age and forced to work in many different jobs to fund his painting career. At 17, he helped install the major Bauhaus exhibition at the Grand Palais in 1930. He would later study at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris where he met Maurice Denis who introduced him to the works of Gaugin, Van Gogh and Matisse all of which would inspire and influence much of his own artistic style.

After winning a prestigious award in 1936, Bezombes was offered a grant to study in Africa. Travel continued to influence his work and it was on a trip to Greece in 1951 that he developed a passion for tapestry. In 1955 he was appointed the official painter of the French Navy. He exhibited in group and solo shows with many of his brightly coloured landscape and figure studies, reminiscent of exotic African cultures, throughout his career. He died in Paris in 1994.