'The Parakeet' by René Seyssaud (circa 1930s)
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'The Parakeet' (Le Perroquet), watercolour on paper (circa 1930s), by René Seyssaud (1867 -1952). An artwork for bird lovers and experts in ornithology, this beautiful depiction of a parakeet is by this renown French painter. The vivid greens, yellows and reds are striking. This piece is in very good vintage condition commensurate with its age. The vintage frame shows some blemishes and scratching adding character to the overall work.
About the Artist: René Seyssaud (1867 - 1952) was a Provençal painter who studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Marseille, his hometown, then in Avignon. Noted for his powerful temperament and his bold palette of bright colours, he preceded the Fauvists in his use of colour. With other artists, Seyssaud formed the group of 'Young Admirers of Impressionism'. Inspired by Provençal land and seascapes, Seyssaud created very striking works which are collected internationally. Invited to the exhibition of the Masters of independent Art in Paris, he was awarded the Grand Prize in 1951. He passed away in Saint-Chamas, France in 1952.
Dimensions with frame:
H 34.5 cm
W 28.5 cm
Dimensions without frame:
H 21 cm
W 15 cm