'The Circus' by Roland Dubuc (circa 1970s)
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'The Circus', gouache on art paper, by Roland Dubuc (circa 1970s). Exploding in colour, this artwork presents a whimsical scene of one of the well known Parisian circuses. France has a long history of adoring and supporting circus troupes. Unknown to its many visitors, Paris hosts legendary circus companies complete with acrobats, clowns, trapeze artists, jugglers and animals. This artwork depicts clown musicians taking their final bows before calling it a night. For lovers of the excitement circuses generate this would be a wonderful addition to their home. Perhaps this art would be perfect for a child's room or the family den and games room. It is in good vintage condition and has been newly framed and glazed to protect it for decades to come. It is signed by the artist in the lower right hand corner. Please view the many photos accompanying this listing. Upon request a video of the artwork 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 49 cm / 19.3"
W 63 cm / 24.8"