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Paul Rivoire (1902-1984)

Paul Rivoire (1902-1984)

Portrait of a Man

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Portrait of a Man - Circa 1940

Portrait of a man in a dark green suit and blue tie. Unsigned oil on board, painted around 1940. Montparnasse style frame in painted wood. Provenance: The artist's studio on his family property.

Paul Gabriel Alexis Rivoire, French post-impressionist painter, born on 5 March 1902 in Pont-de-Beauvoisin (Savoie, Rhône-Alpes). The son of a silk manufacturer, he developed artistic talent from an early age. He trained with artists such as Lucien Jonas and Jean Bugnard in Annecy. He settled in Grenoble after the end of the Second World War, and his work consists mainly of landscapes, portraits and still lifes in oil, gouache and watercolour, his style being strongly influenced by the work of Cézanne. His paintings always bear witness to his concern to balance colour and form.

He exhibited at the Société des Peintres de montagne, the Salon des Artistes français and the Salon d'Automne between 1936 and 1982. He was awarded first prize by the Fondation Hébert d'Uckermann in 1974, the Prix Vaujany in 1975, the third medal of the Société lyonnaise des beaux-arts in 1977 and congratulations from the committee of the Salon de la peinture à l'eau in Paris.

Paul Rivoire died on 7 September 1984 in La Tronche (Isère).

Sources: Les Peintres de la Savoie 1860-1980, Anne Buttin and Sylvain Jacqueline, Neva Editions (2015); Bulletin de la Société des Amis des Arts de Grenoble, article by F. de Buttet; Archives de France.

Artist: Paul Rivoire (1902-1984)
Medium : Oil on cardboard.
Condition: Very good.
Dimensions : 47 x 38 cm. / 18 ½ x 15 in.
Frame: 63 x 55 cm. / 24 ¾ x 21 ½ in. Very good condition.
Origin : France.

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