Auguste Amand Brazier was a French artist born in Paris on February 2, 1842. He painted mainly landscapes, genre scenes and still lifes, always oil. Hailing from an affluent family (his father is a property owner), he became a wine merchant in his youth, but his artistic interests led him to study painting at the Académie Julian, studying under Louis Henri Saintin (1829-1894), Jules Lefebvre (1834-1912) and Gustave Boulanger (1824-1886). He exhibited regularly at the Salon des Artistes from 1877 and became a member of the Academy of French Artists in 1881. He married Marie Julie Greyveldinger March 28, 1871 in Paris, also the daughter of property owners and a watercolour artist who exhibited at the Salon in 1879 and 1882.
Auguste Brazier died in Paris on December 19, 1887, at the young age of 45 years.
Oil on canvas painting depicting some swallows flying over a large body of water. Signed and dated 1887, the year of the painter's death, this painting is probably one of his last works. The painter's choice of this subject matter and his death shortly thereafter does seem to have some symbolic component.
Artist: Auguste Brazier (1842-1887).
Signed and dated in bottom right corner.
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Condition: Good condition.
Dimensions: 27.5 x 57.5 cm. / 10 3/4 x 22 1/2 in.
Frame: 33.5 x 63.5 cm. / 13 1/4 x 25 in. Contemporary wood frame.