Work titled “Cypress and olive trees in Grasse”, painted around 1960.
Andrée Simone Gabrielle Bordeaux-Le Pecq, painter, engraver and cartonnier of French tapestries, born October 3, 1910 in Laval (Mayenne). Of Angevin and Breton extraction, she graduated from high school in England, where she returned from Oxford University. As an artist she was self-taught, but in 1940, she became a pupil of Othon Friesz at the Grande-Chaumière, and was influenced by Jacques Villon, Léopold Survage and, later, Jean Bazaine.
In 1954, Andrée Bordeaux-le-Pecq was one of the two founders of the Comparisons salon, where she was elected president the following year. In 1962, she received the distinction of Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur, and in 1967, with the artist and collector Jules Lefranc, created the first French institution dedicated to naive art (Museum of Naive Art and Singular Arts - Musée du Vieux-Château) in Laval, home town of Henri (Le Douanier) Rousseau. She also worked for the national furniture (Beauvais factory), executed many tapestry designs for Felletin in Aubusson and illustrated many books.
Throughout her career, she participated in numerous exhibitions, both in Paris (Salon des artistes français; the Salon d'Automne) and abroad (Brussels, Munich, Vienna, Geneva, Florence, Rome, Ankara, Madrid, Barcelona, Dublin, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Sao Paulo, Bangkok, Tokyo, and nearly a dozen cities in the United States including New York). Her sources of inspiration were drawn mainly from the south-east of France, Provence, but especially the coasts of Brittany and Normandy.
Andrée Bordeaux-le-Pecq died on January 5, 1973, in Paris and rests in the Vaufleury Cemetery in Laval.
Sources: Wikipedia; Musées de Laval.
Artist: Andrée Bordeaux-Le Pecq (1910-1973).
Signed in the lower right corner.
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Condition: Excellent condition.
Dimensions: 19 x 24 cm. / 7 ½ x 9 ½ in.
Frame: 25 x 30 cm. / 9 ¾ x 11 ¾ in. Gold wood, good condition.