'The Crowd' by Pierre Ambrogiani (circa 1950s)
'The Crowd', ink on fine paper, by Pierre Ambrogiani (circa 1950s). This original artwork presents simple and elegant lines, conveying a sense of crowded city life. The crowd includes soldiers, mothers, businessmen, fishermen and others all getting about with their business. So different everyone is but the artist's clear message is 'we're all in this together' despite our differences. Discovered in the South of France, the home of the artist, this work would be a wonderful addition to your home or workspace. It is in good vintage condition and newly framed under glass. Please carefully view the accompanying photos to best appreciate the condition and wonderful style of the art. Original signature in the lower left: 'Pierre Ambrogiani'. Upon request a short video clip may be provided.
About the Artist: Pierre Ambrogiani (1907-1985) was born in Ajaccio, Corsica. He grew up in the port of Marseille, where at the age of 12 he became a telegraph boy. It was not until 1937 that Ambrogiani decided to devote his life to art, like his brothers Pascal and Toussaint (who worked as Toussaint d'Orcino) and sister Helene. Pierre was an expressionist mostly known for his wild, colourful palette of vibrant still-lifes and Provencal landscapes. He received the Prix International de la Biennale de Menton in 1951, the Grand Prix des Peintres Temoins de leur Temps in 1967, and the Prix du Gemail in 1968. In 1962, he was commissioned to decorate the Immaculate Conception of Marseille church with frescoes and stained glass windows. A major retrospective of his art was held at the Musee de la Vieille Charite de Marseille in 1973, with an important catalogue. A prolific artist, Ambrogiani created more than 1500 paintings, seven sculptures, 1200 drawings and watercolours and 300 prints over his lifetime. His works are exhibited and collected worldwide and have sold widely at major auction houses over the decades.
Dimensions with frame:
H 54.5 cm / 21.5"
W 64.5 cm / 25.4"
Dimensions without frame:
H 41.5 cm / 16.3"
W 52 cm / 20.5"