Charles Marius Pellegrin, French painter of landscapes, was born in Marseille on January 2, 1872. Son of a wealthy family of rentiers, he studied at the School of Fine Arts in his hometown. Member of the Society of French Artists, he developed his entire career in Provence, distinguished by his Mediterranean landscapes and more particularly Martigues, picturesque village in the south of France, also known as Venice of Provence. He regularly participated in the Salon des Artistes Français and garnered an honorable mention in 1907 and another in 1911. He lived in Aix-en-Provence from 1919, city in which he held his last landscape exhibition in February 1940. We haven’t yet discovered his date of death but we are still investigating.
Pretty representation of a Provencal village. Oil on wooden panel, painted around 1930. As a curiosity, a representation of a sailboat with 3 masts painted on the back of the painting.
Sources: Benezit Dictionary of Artists; Archives de France.
Charles Pellegrin (1872- ?).
Signed in lower right corner.
Medium: Oil on wood panel.
Condition: Very good.
Dimensions: 37 x 55 cm. / 14 1/2 x 21 1/2 in.
Frame: 56 x 73 cm. / 22 x 28 3/4 in. Original, sculpted wood with museum label with artist’s name.