'Parisian Funfair' by Roland DuBuc (circa 1970s)
'Parisian Funfair', watercolour on art paper, by French artist, Roland DuBuc (circa 1970s). There is nothing like celebrating summer than an outdoor fun fair under the trees. Each summer, roving carnivals and funfairs seize the villages of la campagne française (French countryside) and sometimes in the big cities too. Children love a fun fair, adults are usually a bit mad at all the mess carnivals bring with parking problems and noise. But in this depiction, throngs of Parisians leisurely enjoy themselves at the various kiosks set up for games of skill and luck, and for snacks and drinks. The sky is blue and the trees creating shade for the fairgoers. A delightful image which brings a smile to the viewer. The artwork is in good condition and has been newly framed and glazed. Signed in the lower right hand corner by the artist. Upon request a video may be provided.
About the Artist: Roland DuBuc (1924-1998), French artist, the sixth of 13 children and son of a construction worker. The very precariousness of the family's financial situation forced him to go to work at the age of 14. In extreme poverty, he moved to Rouen where he was lodged by the Salvation Army. During that time he struck up friendships with several artists who gave him advice and taught him techniques of drawing. He moved to other cities later where he met painters including, among others, Fred Pailhès (whose works have been sold by this gallery). In 1950 DuBuc moved to Montmartre in a miserable building without water or electricity. His work gained support from galleries after his participation in the 'Great and Young Artists Fair' in Paris. But it wasn't until the mid-1970s during his stay in Switzerland that he started to earn a comfortable living. Upon return to Paris in the 1980s, his oldest collector, Jean-Paul Villain, opened a gallery which featured DuBuc's work in an important a series of exhibitions. These sealed his reputation as a fine artist and gained him an international clientele eager to invest in his works. DuBuc died in his workshop in 1998.
Dimensions with Frame:
H 62 cm / 24.4"
W 76 cm / 29.9"
Dimensions without Frame:
H 48.5 cm / 19.1"
W 63 cm / 24.8"