Raymond Feuillatte was a French painter, illustrator, decorator and engraver born on May 13, 1901 in Neuilly-sur-Seine. After studying at the National School of Fine Arts and Decorative Arts, Feuillatte devoted himself entirely to his career as a painter. His favourite subjects, aside from landscapes where he displayed his talent as a colourist, were circus life scenes, as well as Paris’ nightlife. He exhibited regularly at the Salons, from 1919 at the Salon des Independants, then the Salon d'Automne where his first work was shown in 1924. Winner of the City of Paris’ art prize in 1933, he spent a year travelling in the Maghreb, and returned with vibrant-coloured canvases. He was also well-known for his numerous wallpaper motifs and many privately commissioned wall murals.
In 1936, one of his paintings, Les deux cavaliers, was selected to represent French art at the Berlin Summer Olympics celebrated that same year. His works appear in the collections of the National Modern Art Museum in the Centre Pompidou, among many art museums and private collections.
Feuillatte died in Neully-sur-Seine on July 4, 1971.
This painting shows a man and his four greyhounds at the beach. It is signed and dated 1940. There is an inscription on the back with the title of this work and the name and address of the artist.
Source: Benezit Dictionary of Artists (1999 edition).
Artist: Raymond Feuillatte (1901-1971).
Signed and dated at bottom left.
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Condition: Very good condition.
Dimensions : 65 x 54 cm. / 25 1/2 x 21 1/4 in.
Frame: 75 x 64 cm. / 29 1/2 x 25 1/2 in. Contemporary. Gilt wood, classic style.