'Woman with Flowers' by Raymond Debiève (1965)
'Woman with Flowers', oil on board (1965), by Raymond Dèbieve (1931 - 2011). In a clear nod to Picasso's stylistic influence, Dèbieve painted this inspired work of a young woman in her garden. In cubist style, the young woman sniffs the nectar of the plants on the path in front of her. The flowers in bloom suggest perhaps a relationship is just starting to blossom. In good vintage condition commensurate with age. Newly framed and glazed. Unsigned, but dated 24-1-1965. On many unsigned works such as this one, the Dèbieve family certification authority has affixed their stamp of authenticity. In this case it appears in the lower lefthand corner near the date. Upon request, a video of the piece will be provided.
About the Artist: Raymond Dèbieve (1931 - 2011), was born, along with his twin brother, Michel, in the North of France near the border with Belgium. Their parents, of humble origins, noted a talent for drawing and art in both of the boys and encouraged them in that direction. Unfortunately the boys were separated during the war years but reunited afterwards. They attended the School of Fine Arts in Valenciennes after WWII where they were awarded successive 1st prizes in the Concours de Encouragement à l'Art. Raymond not only painted but was a gifted sculptor of metal works as well. In 1960 he exhibited, with great success, a series of very colourful paintings at the Galerie des Flandres in Lille, France and later in his career in Paris and Switzerland. Primarily with respect to his portraits of women, Raymond was undeniably influenced by Picasso. At the same time, he has managed to forge a distinct style which is much admired and now collected. In 1962, Dèbieve relocated to Provence with his family where he continued to create and exhibit art until his death in the town of Orange in 2011. Since then, Dèbieve's star has been on the rise and his works more and more in demand internationally.
Dimensions with frame:
H 35 cm / 13.8"
W 28.5 cm / 11.2"
Dimensions without frame:
H 27 cm / 10.6"
W 20.5 cm / 8.1"