'Montmartre View from Rue Lepic' by Roland DuBuc (circa 1970s)
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'Montmartre View from Rue Lepic', watercolour on paper (circa 1970s), by Roland DuBuc (1924 - 1998). A colourful depiction of a famous Parisian street, Rue Lepic, ascending towards Montmartre. At the highest point of the city, the iconic Sacré-Cœur basilica sits at the summit of the butte Montmartre. The unique style and the vibrant colours embody what collectors eagerly seek in vintage DuBuc artworks. They bring a twinkle to the eye of both lovers of art and of Paris. In excellent vintage condition. Newly framed. Signed: 'R. DuBuc'.
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 collectable artist and gained him an international clientele eager to invest in his works. DuBuc died in his workshop in 1998.
Dimensions with frame:
H 70 cm
W 80 cm
Dimensions without frame:
H 52 cm
W 63 cm