Camille HILAIRE 1916/2004 - Jockeys at the race course - French School of XX °.
Watercolor and gouache on paper
Signed: bottom right Hilaire
Period: French School of the 20th
Technique: Watercolor and gouache on paper - very good condition
Size: with frame 41 x 29 cm - 16.1 x 11.4 inches - without frame 26 x 15 cm - 10.2 x 5.9 inches
Setting: fine golden wood with Marie-Louise recent in good condition
The Artist : Camille HILAIRE - 1916 - 2004
Camille Hilaire is a French painter of the twentieth century. He illustrated himself in painting, but also in lithography, watercolor, stained glass and tapestry. Camille Hilaire was born in Metz in 1916. Born in a modest environment, he first became a painter in the building, but began very early to draw and paint on nature. He married in 1934 with Anne-Marie Reslinger who gave him a daughter, Jeannine.
At that time, he frequented the library of the city to copy Holbein or Dürer. His work is noticed by Jean Giono and Nicolas Untersteller, future director of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, who welcomes him in his painting studio in Metz. Hilaire met with the Governor of the city, General de Sainte-Croix, who intervened so that he could perform his military service in Paris. Soon after Camille Hilaire was mobilized, courageously participated in the campaign of France, at the end of which he was taken prisoner.
He escaped and joined Paris in early 1941. In 1942, he remarried with Simone Jance-Hilaire. Not wanting to be forcibly incorporated by the German army, as Alsatian Lorrain, Camille Hilaire chooses clandestinity.
He then enrolled under a false name, Leblanc, at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris during the black years of the Occupation, while attending the academy of André Lhote, with whom he became friends . A young admirer of Albrecht Dürer, whose ceremonial and incisive features he preserved, and marked by the luminosity of the Italian masters, Camille Hilaire began to exhibit at the various Parisian salons. In 1947, Camille Hilaire was appointed professor of drawing and decorative composition at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Art in Nancy. Continuing his artistic research, he tried new techniques, watercolor, stained glass, or tapestry. He was appointed professor at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1958. His trade allowed him to travel and exhibit. He made several exhibitions.
Camille Hilaire nourished his natural talent for these journeys throughout the century, his work painted or woven expresses the beauty and diversity, from Venice to Normandy, which he particularly liked, from Le Havre to Thionville. Camille Hilaire died in her property in the Eure, Normandy, and is buried in Metz in 2004. From her union with Simone Jance-Hilaire, Camille Hilaire will have four children: Christiane, Pascale, Claude - painter known as De Hastaire and Florence - painter and visual artist known as Cantié-Kramer.
Between post-cubism and figuralism, his works in brilliant colors, are luminous. Camille Hilaire represented the nuanced expression of the composition. Thus, starting from efficient structures, he detests power by color and obtained an admirable and constant sense of calm, magnitude, grandeur by translating the motifs and elements, which never prevented him from expressing a burning Passion for creation and sharing.
As for the landscapes, Camille Hilaire knew how to dictate the structure without apparent constraint, depositing them the fresh and spicy green that often characterized it. Thus, nature and elements became a pretext where the artist "pushes" the color until the effect is felt.
As for the tapestries, all his craft as a graphic artist and his desire to seek were confused in splendid works which constantly solicit the gaze thanks to their technical success of pure harmony and who represented the artist as well as his lithographs, An amazing result. One of the interior walls of the canteen of the Collège Georges de la Tour, located at the Place du Roi-Georges in Metz, is adorned with a bucolic fresco, impressive in size and beauty, painted by Camille Hilaire. It was saved during the recent modernization of the building. Over the course of time, a dozen monographs were devoted to him, as well as reports and films.
It leaves a work of great magnitude, marked by the seal of seduction, in what it supposes more demanding.
Hilaire strongly marked the French painting of half the twentieth century.
Camille HILAIRE 1916/2004 - Jockeys at the race course - E
Dimensions : 29 x 41 cm
Number of copies : 1
Delivery time : 3 days
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Camille HILAIRE 1916/2004 - Jockeys at the race course - E Sold by Gao's Gallery