We offer a pair of oil paintings on panels, each 18.5 x 23.5 cm. From the 30s, they sold in beautiful frames with gray patina ceruse. They are both signed lower left and countersigned on the back with the title.
The sad wine & the gay wine. "Gustave alaux was born in Bordeaux in a famous dynasty of artists and architects, that of alaux and ford. His grandfather Gustave Alaux was the architect of the church of Notre-Dame darcachon and the winter city. His father Daniel will be painter and curator of the museum of Bordeaux.
His cousin jean-paul, architect and illustrator, will compose the famous Japanese visions of the basin darcachon. He himself trained in the fine arts of Paris in the studio of Marcel Baschet and at the Académie Julien at Dhenri Royer. From 1910, he exhibited at the show of French artists where he will cumulate the medals. In 1925, he received a gold medal at the exhibition of the decorative arts of Paris, and another in 1937 at the international exhibition of the arts and techniques where he made sets.
In 1939, he painted two large panels for the French Palace of the Empire at the Universal Exposition of New York. From the alaux family, he also holds his passion for the navy and for its history. In 1920, he exhibited to French artists "christophe colomb arriving in view of the new world". In 1926, he joined the port, a company created by Charles Fouqueray which aims; to preserve the memory of everything connected with the navy.
The same year, he is a marine painter. He joined the Navy Academy in 1947, and will obviously be a member of the Yatch Club of France and the Sabretache. It is almost the totality of his work that will be devoted to the sea, as a painter, but also as an illustrator of books, as author and as publisher the past of the Caribbean particularly fascinates him. His great-grandfather was born in Santo Domingo.
He painted on the Caribbean of the time of the pirates paintings full of humor and poetry, published in 1952 at grasset, the notebooks of the golf, said one-eyed buttock, captain of the flibuste. His paintings, instantly recognizable by the freshness of their colors and a touch of false naivety, are always imbued with humor and romance. The author sometimes called himself "gustave à l'eau au gus to water". Sources: jacques sargos: "about gustave alaux".
Jacques sargos, French writer, publisher and art historian, born in Bordeaux in 1957, has published numerous books on lacquer. The item "oil-on-wood-gustave alaux-painter-bordeaux-marine-corsairs-1930" is on sale since Saturday, February 23, 2019. It is in the category "art, antiquities \ art of the twentieth, Contemporary \ paintings." The seller is "oldpapergallery" and is located in / bordeaux. This item can be delivered anywhere in the world.