A view with a figure and barges on the Quai de la Savatte near the Verdun Bridge, which crosses the Maine River in Angers, France.
Maurice Verdier was born in Paris on June 2nd, 1919. He was specialized in figure compositions, figures, landscapes and still-lifes.
He studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, along with fellow pupils De Rosnay, Aïzpiri and Montané, and was awarded a travel scholarship by the government and a prestigious Prix Fénéon.
He was able to construct his canvas and painted with a generous technique in a style of his own. Following on from Buffet and Minaux, he formed part of the Neo-Realist movement which flourished after World War II, along with De Rosnay, Aïzpiri, Françoise Adnet and Rebeyrolle. He submitted work regularly to the annual Paris Salons, including the Salon des Indépendants, Salon des Tuileries, Salon des Peintres Témoins de leur Temps and Salon d’Automne. He was also invited to exhibit at the Salon des Moins de Trente Ans in Paris (1944, 1945, 1946), Salon des Jeunes Peintres (1950, 1951, 1952, 1953); and the Salon de Mai (1949, 1950, 1952, 1953). He also held many solo exhibitions in Paris, firstly at the Galerie Roux-Hentschel in 1947, and then regularly at the Galerie Francis Barlier until 1997, when a retrospective of his paintings from 1965 to 1997 was held at the Galerie Déprez-Bellorget. He died in Paris in 2003.
References: Benezit Dictionary of Artists.
Artist: Maurice Verdier (1919-2003).
Signed in the lower left corner.
Medium: Gouache on paper.
Condition: Excellent condition.
Dimensions: 48 x 62 cm.19 x 24.5 in. (visible)
Frame: 66 x 81 cm. / 26 x 32 in. Gilt wood, modern, narrow. With mat and glass.