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c. 1930
Table blanche, vue sur Saint-Tropez
c. 1930

J. Selmersheim-Desgrange

1877 - 1958 Saint-Tropez

Oil on canvas, 28 3/4 x 36 1/5 in. (73 x 92 cm). Signed lower right.

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The painting belongs to a working period of this extraordinary female artist Jeanne Selmersheim-Desgrange dating to about 1930. For this period Zibelius Fine Art was able to present several works in the past. This painting is because of its balanced composition and decorative expression to be regarded as a masterpiece of the artist.

When starting from a family of artists and architects she became a jewelry designer at first and as a painter in 1909, to participate in the exhibitions of the Societe des Artistes Independants, she met the then already famous painter Paul Signac. Both fall in love and become a couple. They live and work in Antibes and St. Tropez. 1913 their daughter Ginette is born.

 

BIBLIOBRAPHY: Saur; Bénézit; Petteys; Tufts: Woman artists; Hardouin-Fugier/Grafe, French flower painters, 1996, Hélène Vincent-Sembat, Collection Aguttes, Paris, 2003.

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS: Musée de l'Annonciade, Saiont-Tropez; Holliday Collection, Indianapolis Museum of Art; Musée de Grenoble; Finnish National Gallery Ateneum, Helsinki.