This work is signed in black crayon lower right "Paulémile Pissarro." Provenance: Accompanied by an authenticating photo certificate signed by Katia Pissarro, dated March 4, 1987. Paulemile Pissarro, Camille’s youngest son, was born in Eragny in 1884. His godfather, Claude Monet, became his teacher and close friend, particularly after Camille’s death in 1903. Paulemile first exhibited at the Salon des Independents in 1905 and was established as a Post Impressionist by 1920. During that period, he shared a studio with Kees Van Dongen and developed a close friendship with Maurice de Vlaminck. By the late 1920’s and early 1930’s, he reached the peak of his artistic development, arriving at the individual style for which he is now best known. Paulemile’s love of landscape painting was greatly inspired by the Calvados region of France and his home in Clecy, where he remained until his death. With the advent of his first one-man show in the United States in 1967, Paulemile enjoyed widespread recognition that rivaled his success in Europe. Paulemile’s paintings, since his death in 1972, have continued to be exhibited worldwide and are included in important public and private collections.
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