Signed: lower left
Coast up to 5000 €
Period: French School of XX °
Technique: Oil on canvas - Rentoilé - Good condition
Format: with frame 97 x 83 cm - without frame 73 x 60 cm
Frame: stuc and wooden frame - good condition
The Artist : BELLANGER René Charles 1895/1964
BELLANGER René Charles 1895/1964
Painter born at Augicourt in the Oise on 2 December 1895. Pupil of Félix Courché and Pierre Montezin. Exposed at the Salons of the Independents from 1925 to 1939 and the French Artists in 1925.
Very early, he felt the need to draw the landscapes. From the beginning, encouragement was given to him by his friends Maximilien Luce, Pierre Eugène Montézin, Louis Valtat and Maurice de Vlaminck.
In listening to the lessons of his elders, he remained himself: a sensitive artist, distraught with light and color, for whom to work at his easel is the purest of joys, that joy of life that bursts forth in his paintings.
He painted the banks of the Ill, the Alsatian houses. He meets Marie Lucie Zumsteg in Strasbourg who will become his wife and with whom he settles in Dreux.
1923, Bellanger married and settled in Dreux where he and his brother went back to a motorcycle workshop in bankruptcy. The proximity of Paris allows him to maintain contacts with the artistic circles of the capital. During a hunting party, he meets Pierre Montézin, 20 years old, who already has many friends in Dreux. He is trained in a group of landscape painters who advise and encourage him.
He becomes a member of the Independents where he meets Luce and Signac, which encourages him to work for the Salon. His professional activities nevertheless occupy much of his time. He spends all his Sundays to paint and in fine weather, leaves at dawn with his easel in the surrounding countryside. He also happens to take his factory as a subject.
In 1933, Exhibition of painting and sculpture at the Museum of Dreux, which presents with Bellanger a large number of artists including Montézin, Bertram, Désiré-Lucas, Tigrane Polat, René Juste and Prévost-Valeri. Then Exhibition more intimate at the Galerie François Bâton with Poilat, Pfeiffer Montézin. Until 1939, Bellanger was divided between his professional concerns and his exhibitions to the Independents and the French Artists, where he obtained the Silver Medal in 1936 for the painting of the Boulevard de la Gare in Dreux
In 1939, Paul-Emile Pissaro entrusted him for some time with the custody of 36 works by his father Camille Pissaro. With the debacle of 1940, Bellanger took them to Bordeaux where his family took refuge. They returned to Dreux to spend a good part of the war until 1943 when Bellanger returned them to its owner. The years of occupation passed with the difficulties of the time and the many services rendered to his friends Parisian painters who lack oil to paint and everything else. His comings and goings with the capital allow him to meet often Louis Valtat and Abel Bertram. He did not forget either Vlaminck, who, since 1936, had retired to Rueil-la-Gadelière
1946, he saw the Dutch painter Anton Kruysen return to live in the region and made a trip to the Netherlands with him. After the war, Bellanger developed a rather dark style, marked by Vlaminck
First private exhibition at Galerie Barbizon, rue des Saints-Pères in Paris. After an accident that immobilizes him two months during which he paints only bouquets in the workshop, he decides to transform his car into a workshop rolling, which will allow him to paint in all weather on the pattern
Exhibition in Rouen at the Galerie Prigent, then in Paris, at the Galerie Jean de Ruaz, avenue de Friedland. He then left to paint in Brittany. The landscapes he brings back testify to the flourishing of his art. Bellanger has now found his style in these paintings with the knife whose luminous colors are still enhanced with bright colors
Exhibition at the Musée d'Orléans with the Orlean Artists. Special exhibition at Jean de Ruaz on the Seine from Paris to Le Havre. Travel to Spain where he settled to paint on the Costa Brava
Mars: Nice and the hinterland in the spring, return by Arles and the surroundings June: trip to Schwäbisch Hall where he is received by the painter and engraver Frank. Then go to Munich, visit the Pinacothek, painted in Salzburg, Innsbruck, etc.
René BELLANGER 1895/1964 - Houseboat on a canal
Dimensions : 97 x 83 cm
Framing : Stuc and wooden frame
Number of copies : 1
Delivery time : 3 days
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