'Young Girl with Basket Returning to Village' by LEB aka Jules Leboisselier (circa 1980s)
'Young Girl with Basket Returning to Village', oil on canvas, by LEB (Jules Leboisselier) circa 1980s. Blurring the lines between figurative art and abstraction, the artist depicts a very innocent scene of a hatted young girl returning from the fields to her rural French home. The azure sky, along with the girl's dress, contrast with the delightful earth tones of green, brown, straw and clay used by the artist in the rest of the frame. Using broad brush strokes, each creates form without detail. In combination however, they create this delightful image, the same as one perceives a scene from some distance. In good overall condition, the artwork is in its original frame with a velvet slip. Upon request a video of the piece may be provided.
About the Artist: Jules Leboisselier, a.k.a. LEB (born in France 1940). No longer able to lift a brush due to a serious shoulder injury, the artist was self-taught encouraged by his high school geometry teacher. He does admit to having taken a few evening classes at the School of Fine Arts in Caen (Normandy). He painted for over 40 years with a first exhibition held in 1978. His favourite theme is the world of fishermen which he observed at length from his uncle's home in Tourlaville. He delighted in depicting the gestures of the men tending their nets or picking up traps. These paintings appealed to many from whom was created a significant following. According to the artist, the best compliment he has received was from a fisherman who once said to him: "You've been on boats before I see."
Dimensions in frame:
H 43 cm / 16.9"
W 38 cm / 15"
Dimensions without frame:
H 26 cm / 10.2"
W 21 cm / 8.3"