Pierre Marseille was a French artist, born in Marseille on 1 June, 1896 and died in Uchaux (just north of Avignon) on 10 March, 1976. He distinguished himself as a painter of landscapes from his native Provence. From 1922, he exhibited in Paris at the Salons des independents and Salon d’Automne. He was a friend of Jules Pascin, who stayed with him in Marseille and reciprocated, of course, when Marseille had the urge to visit the city and discover what the Paris of the Roaring Twenties could reserve for even a well-informed provincial fellow. He was a discreet, sensitive painter, with a guaranteed profession in landscapes, such as this one, which are both balanced and poetic.
Source: Paris-Marseille, de la Canebière à Montparnasse, Exhibit catalogue, Publ. le Musée du Montparnasse et le Château Borély. p.57, January 2003.
Artist: Pierre Marseille (1896-1976).
Signed in lower right corner.
Medium: Oil on hardboard.
Condition: Excellent condition.
Dimensions: 53.5 x 44 cm. / 21 x 17 ½ in.
Frame: 70 x 60 cm. / 27 1/2 x 23 ½ in. Carved wood, excellent condition.