Georges Pacouil


$1,600.00 CAD

Original self-portrait painting by renowned post-impressionist artist Georges Pacouil, This oil on canvas is signed "Georges Pacouil 1960" in the lower left corner and comes with a carved wood frame Montparnasse style circa 1940-50.

Georges Louis Abdon Pacouil was born in Paris on March 24, 1903 and died in Neuilly-sur-Seine on March 26, 1997.  A student at the Bernard-Palissy School and above all a student of the pointillist painter Hippolyte Petitjean (1854-1929).

Neorealist and post-impressionist painter of figures, nudes, landscapes and still lifes, he is attached to the form and structure of nature. His art is similar to that of André Dunoyer de Segonzac (1884-1974) or Amédée de La Patellière (1890-1932). Theater decorator between 1920 and 1934, painter and teacher since 1934, he exhibited in many salons since 1931. He was a member of the Salon d'Automne since 1934, and member of the major Parisian and national Salons. Participated in major exhibitions abroad: Balkan, San Francisco, Tunisia, Carnegie Institute of Pittsburgh. Also he was a former member of the Commission for the Professionalism of Artists and of the Committee of the Society of Independent Artists.

He received numerous distinctions and honours throughout his career: Bernheim Prize, Blumental Prize, First Prize in the Watercolor Competition of the city of Paris (1950), Louis Willaume Prize, Silver Medal of the French Education League (1954), Vermeil Arts-Sciences Medal -Letters (1968), Gold Medal for Youth and Sports (1969), Gold Medal from the General Council of Hauts de Seine (1984).

Some of his paintings are in the National Museum of Modern Art and Center Georges Pompidou, in Paris.

Sources: Benezit; Archives de France.

Artist: Georges Pacouil (1903-1997).
Signed and dated in the lower left.
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Condition: Very good condition.
Dimensions: 65 x 54 cm. / 25 1/2 x 21 1/4 in.
Frame: 80 x 69 cm. / 31 1/2 x 27 1/4 in. Very good condition.
Origin: France.