Jacques Sokol

Old Village Landscape


Original post-impressionist oil painting representing the French village of Pont-du-Château, a commune in the Puy-de-Dôme department in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes in central France, as indicated by the artist with a signed annotation on the back. Signed and dated 1969 in the lower left corner. 

Jacques Roland Sokol was a French landscape painter. Of Polish descent, his family settled in France in 1925, coming from Cracow. Born on 3 September 1933 in Loches (Indre-et-Loire), he had a self-taught artistic training, first with his father and from 1947 with Mathurin Méheut (1882-1958). Settled in Senlis (Oise) from 1960, he combined his military career in the air force with painting. He participated regularly in the Salon des Artistes Français as well as in numerous exhibitions in France and abroad. Throughout his artistic career, his style evolved from abstraction to impressionism, until he adopted a more sombre style at the end of his life. His work mainly depicts landscapes of Brittany, Provence, Auvergne and Oise.

Jacques Sokol died on 23 January 2023 in Nogent-sur-Oise (Oise), at the age of 89.

Artist: Jacques Sokol (1933-2023).
Signed and dated in the lower right corner.
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Condition: Very good condition.
Dimensions: 46 x 55 cm. / 18 x 21 1/2 in.
Frame: 59 x 68 cm. / 23 1/4 x 26 3/4 in. Very good condition.
Origin: France.