Lovely smaller painting by listed French artist Raymond Besse (1899 1969) depicting a street scene in historic Montmartre, France. It is signed RBesse in bottom right corner and on the back. See information on artist below.
Painting is beautifully executed with no apparent damage to painting or frame. Painting is 10" x 8" and overall size including frame is 15" x 13".
Original frame is in excellent condition. Wikipedia information on Raymond Besse. Raymone Besse was born in Niort, Deux-Sèvres on December 26, 1899. He spent his childhood in the Berry province of France.Raymond Besse arrived in Paris in 1916. He exhibited for the first time in the Salon des Indépendants in 1923.
He then continued to exhibit his works in many other exhibitions and salons, among them the Salon d'Automne. Raymond Besse's favorite topic was Paris.
He loved to illustrate the life in and around the capital city, especially in the northern areas of Saint-Ouen, Montmartre, Clichy and around the Canal Saint-Martin. Raymond Besse's themes of blue-collar Paris neighborhoods, associated to gloomy snowy weather make his artworks often dark and sad and as a result disregarded by many. Those paintings give a perfect picture of the life in the suburbs of Paris during the first part of the 20th century, far from the idyllic and colorful pictures left by artists like Édouard Cortès (18821969), Antoine Blanchard (19101988) and Eugène Galien-Laloue (18541941). The artist also painted many works about Normandy, villages in the Yonne area, and landscapes around Moret-sur-Loing. Raymond Besse finally moved to the Loire area at the end of his life, and he died in Candé-sur-Beuvron, Loir-et-Cher on March 5, 1969.
The item "Vintage Oil on Canvas of Montmartre France by Listed Artist Raymond Besse" is in sale since Tuesday, September 4, 2018. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "tooleyweedgolf" and is located in Boonsboro, Maryland.This item can be shipped worldwide.