'Boat Passengers' by Pierre Christin (circa 1960s - 70s)
'Boat Passengers', oil on canvas, by Pierre Christin (circa 1960s - 70s). A delightful depiction of characters enjoying the sun while traversing on a ferry boat sailing the Mediterranean. Perhaps it is a summer day crossing between Marseille and the French island region of Corsica. Just aft of the bridge wing, the passengers are marvelling at their day at sea while anticipating their arrival at their sunny destination. The artwork is in good vintage condition commensurate with age. The artist has his original, special style using impasto technique which, from afar, emerges as a wonderful whole. It is signed 'Christin' in the lower right hand corner and has been newly framed in a tray.
About the Artist: Pierre Christin was born in 1935 in the Haute-Savoie region of France in Évian-les-Bains. He studied drawing in Lausanne, Switzerland and followed on that experience at the School of Fine Arts in Rennes, Northern France. In 1959 Christin based himself permanently in Paris and there developed a dedicated following of international art lovers. After having encountered two important Japanese art dealers in 1969, the doors were opened to that country with several exhibitions in Tokyo, Osaka and at the Nakata Museum in Hiroshima. As a result, the artist generated a particularly strong audience for his works in Japan. Some of the many international exhibitions were held in Caracas, Monte Carlo, Basel and of course, Paris. In 1996, Christin was awarded the XXXIst International Contemporary Art prize in Monaco in the context of 700 years of art in that Principality. His works become available at the international auction houses periodically and generate enthusiastic bidding as competition for his works become very spirited.
Dimensions with Frame:
H 42 cm / 16.5"
W 42 cm / 16.5"
Dimensions without Frame:
H 40 cm / 15.7"
W 40 cm / 15.7"