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Gaston Zelger

Gaston Zelger

Forest Trail - Circa 1930

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This original painting by Gaston Zelger depicts a serene forest trail in the post-impressionist style. The medium-sized canvas measures 18 inches in height and 21 1/2 inches in width and this piece is signed, produced around 1930. The forest trail painting is perfect for art enthusiasts and collectors who appreciate impressionist and post-impressionist styles. It comes unframed and is a single piece available for purchase. The painting captures the beauty of nature and is an authentic representation of European art from the early 20th century.

Gaston Pierre Paul Zelger was a French painter, watercoulorist, wood sculptor and writer. Born July 25, 1878 in Cognac (Charente), he was the son of a finance official.

Gaston Zelger painted in Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port (1923), in Corsica (1926), in Honfleur (1928), in Brittany and in Corrèze (1930). He also carved wood and bas-reliefs. His retrospective exhibition of 1931 at the Cercle de la Librairie was prefaced by René Lalou. It included still lifes, scenes of Annot, Avignon, Corrèze, Mâcon, Brittany, Versailles, Honfleur, Cassis, Corsica, as well as some sculptures, plaques, wood and drawings. He exhibited at the Salon des Indépendants in Paris from 1920 until 1929.

This artist is best known for his important work, "Le Manuel d'Edition et de Libraire", to which he devoted his life. As administrator and general secretary of the Maison du Livre Français, Gaston Zelger died on May 31, 1931, in Paris. He was cremated at the Père Lachaise crematorium.

Sources: Benezit, Dictionary of Artists; Gérard Aubisse, Les peintres des Charentes, du Poitou et de Vendée : XIXe-XXe (2001); Edouard-Joseph, Dictionnaire Biographique des Artistes Contemporains 1910-1930, Librairie Grund (1934); Archives de France.

Artist: Gaston Zelger (1878-1931).
Signed on lower left.
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Condition: Very good condition.
Dimensions: 45.5 x 55 cm. / 18 x 21 ½ in.
Frame: Not applicable.
Origin: France.
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