Luminous oil on canvas painting representing a thatch cottage, probably from the region of Brittany (France). Signed CARA in the lower right corner. The picture is set in its original Montparnasse-style frame.
Stéphane Gilbert Fernand Caracotchian, known as Stéphane Cara, is 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 dedicating himself fully 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.
Artiste : Stéphane Cara (1901-1962).
Signed and dated in lower right corner.
Medium: Oil on wood panel.
Condition: Very good condition.
Dimensions: 41 x 27 cm. / 16 x 10 ½ in.
Frame: 56 x 42 cm. / 22 x 16 ½ in. Wood, very good condition.