Attractive example of modern art representing a small canal and locks with country houses on the edge. Oil on canvas painting with its Montparnasse style carved wood original frame. Very decorative and cheerful. Signed lower right, label on the back bearing the words "Salon des provinces françaises, Guyenne section, February 1944, Musée Galliera Paris".
Stéphane Gilbert Fernand Caracotchian, known as Stéphane Cara, was a French post-impressionist painter. Of Armenian origin, he was born in Châtenois (Alsace) on July 3, 1901. The son of a prestigious doctor, his family moved to Paris in 1919. He worked for many years as a wine merchant and as an agent for the “Société Anonyme fluviale Trans-Cam” in Bordeaux, before completely giving himself over to painting. He exhibited several landscapes at the Salon des Indépendants Bordelais in 1947.
He was the author of a book entitled (in French) “Painting in a Nutshell: or How to Judge a Painting” published in 1959. His sister Anita was the first woman oceanographer in the world.
Stéphane Cara died in Nice (Provence) on May 16, 1962, at the age of 60.
Source: Archives de France.
Artist: Stéphane Cara (1901-1962).
Signed in the bottom right corner.
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Condition: Very good condition.
Dimensions: 46 x 61 cm. / 18 x 24 in.
Frame: 62 x 77 cm. / 24 ¼ x 30 ½ in. Good condition.