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PAUL SIGNAC (French 1863 - 1945)
Les Thoniers, Concarneau c.1924
Watercolour, gouache & chalk, atelier stamp, 5 x 6½ in.
Price: £ 5500
A very similar drawing is illustrated in Paul Signac 1863-1935, Marlborough Fine Art 1986 p,49
Artist biography:
The son of a master harness-maker, Paul Signac began painting under the influence of Monet and Guillaumin in 1880, and then studied at the Free Academy of Bing. In 1884 he was the co-founder of the Society of Independent Artists. He was friends with Georges Seurat and was considerably influenced by his pointillist style. This is particularly evident in many of his landscapes and figural paintings. In 1886 he exhibited at the eighth Impressionist exhibition in New York, and later exhibited with Seurat and Pissarro in Nantes.