Oil on canvas, 10.63 x 16.14 in. (27 x 41 cm). Signed lower right. Housed in a museum quality frame, size 17.22 x 23.23 in. (45 x 59 cm).
Provenance: Collection of Charles Beauverie (1839-1923), Pontoise, France
Price: € 4,800 / $ 4,800
Grillon shows in this painting his affinity to Cézanne, applying an often hatched, diagonal brush stroke technique.
Roger-Maurice Grillon was the son of the painter and lithographer Albert-Fulgence Grillon in Poitiers.
After an initial training in Poitiers, he was awarded a fellowship of his hometown in 1900 for the studio of Fernand Cormon in Paris. Increasingly he preferred studio visits with Matisse and Marquet instead.
In 1904 he exhibited at the Salon des artistes français and turned in the following years to the Salon des Indépendants and Salon d'Automne. Grillon developed an extraordinary personal style of using colors and brush stroke.
In 1926 the gallery Weill gave him a solo exhibition, which achieved him a great recognition.
The painter eventually lived in Lagrasse in the Corbières and then until his death June 19, 1938 in Paris region.
ARTIST DICTIONARIES: Thieme-Becker, Vollmer, Bénézit, Saur.
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS: Musée d'Art moderne, Céret; Musée d'art etc., Troyes; Musées des Beaux-arts of La Rochelle, Angers, Carcassonne, Fontenay-le-Comte and Grenoble.
handcrafted quality frame