Oil on canvas post-impressionist still life painting depicting several Murano glass vessels and figurines set out informally on a table. The view through the window sets the scene in Venice. The painting’s title, “Objets vénitiens”, is written on the reverse. A number also appears on the back of the canvas (BE-1966). We believe this is an inventory number, either from a gallery or show where this painting was exhibited, or from an auction house. It is unlikely it represents the year of execution.
Alfred Chagniot French painter of figures, nudes, portraits, interiors, landscapes, harbour scenes, seascapes, still lifes, was born in Paris on April 24, 1905 and died in Clichy-la-Garenne near Paris November 29, 1991.
Chagniot attended the École des Beaux-Arts and was a pupil of Montézin and Vuillaume. He was a follower of the post-impressionism art movement. His landscapes and seascapes were painted in numerous regions of France, as well as on the shores of the Mediterranean, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Greece. He worked as a teacher in Asnières, Bois-Colombes and Chatou and became an officer of the Académie and Chevalier of the Ordre du Mérite for services to art and culture. Chagniot exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français in Paris after 1936, becoming a non-competing member in 1938. He was an organiser and jury-member of the Salon, and had been awarded a number of its prizes and medals, including the Prix Marie Bashkirtseff and the Prix Fernand Renaud (1966). He also exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Indépendants, the Salon d'Hiver and the Salon de l'École Française. He took part in peripheral salons, receiving various awards. In 1971, he won the Grand Prix at the Salon de l'École Française, becoming General Commissioner there, and in 1990 was guest of honour at the Musée du Luxembourg in Paris. He exhibited his own work at the Beauvau-Miromesnil Gallery in Paris in 1982. In 1993, the town of Croissy-sur-Seine organized a retrospective exhibition of his paintings at the Château de Croissy.
Sources: Benezit, Dictionary of Artists; Alfred Chagniot, exhibition catalogue, Château de Croissy-sur-Seine, Croissy-sur-Seine, 1993.
Artist: Alfred Chagniot (1905-1991).
Signed in the bottom right corner.
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Condition: Excellent condition.
Dimensions: 51 x 62 cm. / 20 ¼ x 24 ¾ in.
Origin: United States.